- General Mackevili
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Also, many people just do the wedding ceremony without doing the actual paperwork to make it legally binding. This is the best of both worlds, LoL.
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Assuming he was Sri Lankan, it would be recognised there, but not here.
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No locally approved free to marry affadavit required?Sailorman wrote:Friends of mine made arrangements and flew to Sri Lanka to get an official marriage .
Let's talk about the Khmer govt. Their logic doesnt even make sense where foreign men over 50 required a certain amount of income which is more than the Cambodian Prime Minister salary. Let me try to make sense of the Khmer govt logic, being older meaning the potential wife is more prone to being abused? Since when did they care anyway? Talk about double standard!
I think the $2,500 per month income requirement is for men under 50. Those over 50 cannot marry a local woman. Though I'd guess there are ways around this.flying chicken wrote:where foreign men over 50 required a certain amount of income which is more than the Cambodian Prime Minister salary.
You really need to stop being belligerent FC, especially to someone you clearly don't like!flying chicken wrote:Was it what the official said, or did you form this with your opinion. I dont know about the Chinese, but the case of over 50s korean spouse being abusive toward their Cambodian wife is rare. The case that were reported were more often about the VN and Filipinos. The Koreans govt was the one who initiate the restriction on their fellow citizens.
It was readily reported when the original edict was released back in 2011!
From: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-03-16/c ... ds/2653258Cambodia sets age limit for foreign husbands
Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011, 11:21pm AEDT
Male foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed from marrying Cambodian women in the country under new rules designed to crack down on sham marriages and human trafficking, the government said.
Foreigners who earn less than $2,550 per month are also barred from wedding local women, foreign ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said, but the restrictions do not apply to weddings taking place overseas.
Marriages between old men and young women are "inappropriate", Mr Kuong said, and foreign men who wish to marry nationals must earn a high salary to ensure that "Cambodian women can live a decent life".
"We are preventing fake marriages and human trafficking," he said, adding that the government was aware of cases, documented by rights groups, where Cambodian women were sent into prostitution or "used as slaves" in their husband's home country.
The Cambodian foreign ministry has sent a diplomatic note to all the embassies and consulates in the country informing them of the new regulations, which came into effect on March 1.
Kek Galabru, president of local human rights group Licadho, praised the government's intention to protect Cambodian brides.
But she said the new guidelines "go against Cambodian marriage law and international law" - specifically the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
"This is discrimination against women because they will not be allowed to marry men who are over 50... while Cambodian men can marry any foreign woman they choose," she said.
Cambodia imposed a temporary ban on foreign marriages in 2008 to prevent human trafficking, amid concern over a sharp rise in the number of brokered unions involving South Korean men and poor Cambodian women.
That ban followed an International Organisation for Migration report that said many Cambodian brides suffered abuse after moving to South Korea in marriages hastily arranged by brokers who made large profits.
The restriction was lifted about eight months later after new laws were introduced to prevent women becoming mail-order brides.
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