Foreign Marriages

A foreign marriage may be treated as invalid for lack of capacity or other grounds of invalidity under the law of the place where the marriage took place. Formal validity of a foreign marriage is governed by the law of the place where the marriage was carried out.

A foreign marriage is valid under Singapore law if both parties have capacity to marry under the laws of their respective country.

Foreign Civil partnerships

Singapore does not recognise civil partnerships. Marriages between persons of the same gender are void under the Women’s Charter.