Post # 1
Hoping that you all can help me out! DH and I’ve just returned to Canada after our wedding in Sweden + honeymoon in France/Cottage country. The wedding took place in a church in Sweden, but as all marriages there it was pre-approved by the government, so we’re in all their data bases as a married couple. All fine. However, today it occurred to me that for all Canada knows – we’re still not married. Um… is there a place where we should take our Swedish marriage certificate and show them? Or do we have to perform a legal ceremony here as well? I know that many of you have a small legal affair here, then heading out to Cancun or the Bahamas for a religious ceremony – do you do that because that’s the only way you’ll be legally married according to Canadian law?
Hope to get some clarity in this and the bee feels like a great way to turn for some advice!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I think you’ll need to take your marriage licence into your local town hall or similar to get the marriage recorded in Canada as well. You might have to get it translated though but I would contact your local office. You can find details here;
I couldn’t find any information on how you go about registerring a wedding overseas but there are contact numbers so hopefully that helps.
Post # 4
@MrsGo: Thanks for your advice! I read through the information on the ontario.ca page and couldn’t find any info regarding our specific situation, so I think it makes most sense to bring the license with us to town hall and see if it’s possible to use that for registration. The license is all in Swedish though, so I guess I would need to get it translated or perhaps verified by the Swedish Embassy here in Canada.