I am a Dutch citizen and got married to a French citizen while we were both resident in Sweden in 2012. Presently we are living in England, United Kingdom. How do we inform the relevant authorities such that we are legally married in the UK? Do we at all?
Contact the local authorities in the country where you want to get married or enter into a civil partnership to find out what you need to do.
Your marriage or civil partnership should be recognised in the UK if you follow the correct process according to local law - you won’t need to register it in the UK.
I'm confused by should be recognised and won't need to register. That seems contradictory. How can the UK “recognise” the marriage if the Register Office are not informed?
I expect it should be relevant for banking, inheritance, tenancies, medical decisions when either partner is unconscious, and perhaps other situations. Is there any form of UK registration required, or do we simply show (a certified translation of) our Swedish marriage certificate / civil status extract for any of those situations? It seems odd that our marital status in the UK civil registry does not say that we are legally married.