Im sure this topic has been covered many times but im finding it hard to find up to date information since the change in laws occured. Ill try and be as clear as possible.
I will be marrying my Korean girlfriend very soon. At the moment i am only in Korea on a 90 day tourist visa. I understand the procedure for marrying a Korean and also on registering our marriage with Korean authorities so no help needed there.
I understand that the laws changed this May and that it is no longer possible to change a tourist visa to an F-2 visa whilst in Korea. We contacted the Korean consulate in Fukuoka and were told that i could be issued with an F-2 visa there, as long as i have all the correct documents. They told us that we needed to bring:
F-2 Visa application form
Korean marriage certificate (original)
UK marriage certificate (original)
Sponser identification form
Finacial ability proof
SO, my question is. Where can i get an original copy of my UK marriage certificate? We have not been married in the UK, is it a document i get after getting married at the British embassy? The Korean consulate in Fukuoka could not tell me how to get it. The British embassy is not much help either. Please help me:)
Thanks in advance.