It does not matter where you get married in Canada; it’s the same process pretty much everywhere.
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Depending upon where you live now, you might be able to get the divorce where you live. Canada, for example, allows divorce after a period of estrangement.
If you’re from Canada, marrying abroad, you normally need A Statement In Lieu of a Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad.
Other countries may issues Certificates of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad or Certificates of Single Status.
You will both need to present photo IDs. You may need to provide proof of single status from China. You should contact the City of Vancouver for more information.
If you are getting married in Canada, you do not need permission from any government to get married.
There are numerous conditions for marrying in Saudi Arabia including:
- You must apply for permission from the government
- You must be between the ages of 30 and 50
- Your boyfriend will have to prove he’s single and healthy
- You’ll have to sign some documents attesting that you know your boyfriend is not becoming a Saudi citizen when he marries you.
That’s not the whole list. There’s more.
We strongly suggest marrying in Canada or some other country instead of Saudi Arabia if you can.
Marrying will not affect your immigration status either way.
Canada has no fault divorce. You can divorce him, especially since he no longer lives here.
Bigamy is illegal in Canada. If you could prove he’s remarried, you can also divorce him that way.
Your fiance must have some sort of status in Canada – visitor, for example – and then you must submit the marriage license application, pay the fee, and provided IDs (passports are best).
Marriages legal in one province are legal in all provinces.
You can get married.
He can apply for a work permit if he graduates (a PGWP) or if you sponsor him for permanent residence.