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Questions to be Answered by Parties who Submit Foreign Divorce Documents

1.  What is the name, age and present usual residence of the parties to the forthcoming marriage/civil partnership?

2.  When were the divorce proceedings started?

3.  Where did each of the parties to the divorce live when:

  • the proceedings commenced; and
  • the divorce was obtained

4.  If resident in the UK what was the period of residence prior to the:

  • commencement of divorce; and
  • completion of divorce

5.  What was the nationality of the parties to the divorce on the date shown in (2) above?

6.  Was the divorce a Court divorce or Otherwise, for example Mutual Consent obtained from a Notary Public Office/Registrar's Office?

7.  If the divorce was granted by a court:

  • Did the pursuer appear personally in Court? If not. Was he/she represented?
  • Were reasonable steps taken to notify the defender that proceedings were being taken against him/her?
  • Did the defender appear in court? If not, was he/she represented?

8.  If the divorce was not granted by a court:

  • Where was the divorce granted, for example in a Notary Public/Registrars Office?
  • Did the pursuer appear personally in Court? If not how was he/she represented?
  • Were reasonable steps taken to notify the other party  that proceedings were being taken against him/her?
  • Did the other party appear in person? If not, how was he/she represented?

9.  Where and when were the parties to the divorce married?

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