Recognition and registration of a foreign (overseas) divorce order in Malaysia
If your marriage was solemnised / registered in a foreign country (overseas / outside of Malaysia) and you have obtained a divorce order in that foreign country, we can assist you to get that overseas divorce order recognised and registered in Malaysia as well as to update your JPN marital status / marriage record.
After obtaining the divorce order in the foreign country, it does not mean that the JPN will recognise the said divorce order. The JPN does not have the authority to register the divorce order obtained from the courts of a foreign country.
In this case, you will have to apply to the High Court of Malaya under Section 107 (3) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) for an order to recognise the foreign divorce order, as well as to provide the JPN with the relevant authority to recognise and to register the foreign divorce order.
Our lawyers regularly advise and represent clients in the High Court of Malaya in family and divorce matters, including any application to the High Court under Section 107 (3) of Act 164 for the recognition of the divorce order obtained from a foreign country (overseas / outside of Malaysia).
We are able to assist you in the application regardless of where you are (whether you are in Malaysia or overseas / outside of Malaysia). Request for a quotation today by submitting your contact details. We will contact you to further discuss your matter.
HOW DO WE WORK?
APPOINTMENT AND DISCUSSION
Upon confirmation of our appointment, we will discuss your matter with you in detail. We will prepare the cause papers and process all the paperwork prior to your signing of documents.
SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS
After the documents are prepared, usually within 2 - 4 working days after appointment and discussion, we will make an appointment with you for the signing of documents. All the terms will be explained to you before signing.
Upon the signing of the documents, we will file the same to the court. The court will process the documents and a hearing date will be fixed. Depending on the schedule of the court, the matter will normally be fixed for hearing within 1 week to 2 months after filing.
After the hearing of the matter by the court, we will process the remaining paperwork, which will normally involve the filing of the court order and extraction of the same. This would usually take between 1 day - 6 weeks after the court hearing.
Can I UPDATE MY MARITAL STATUS BY SUBMITTING A COPY OF the divorce order obtained outside of Malaysia to JPN?
No you can't.
JPN does not recognise any divorce order obtained from the courts of a foreign country (outside Malaysia). You will have to apply to the High Court of Malaya under Section 107 (3) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 for a court order to recognise your foreign divorce order.
How can I apply for a court order?
You may appoint us to assist you in your application to the High Court of Malaya under Section 107 (3) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) to apply for a court order to recognise the foreign divorce order (obtained outside of Malaysia) in Malaysia.
What if I am currently not in Malaysia?
Not an issue at all.
All communication between you and our lawyers can be done virtually (online). Upon appointing us, we will advise and guide you on the signing of the documents for purposes of applying for a court order.
WHEN CAN I REMARRY?
You may remarry if you so wish after your marital status in the record of National Registration Department (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara) has been updated.
Will you assist to update Marital Status at JPN?
Yes. When you appoint us to apply for the court order to recognise the foreign divorce order (obtained outside of Malaysia), we will also assist to submit your court order to the JPN to update your marital status FREE OF CHARGE!*
*Exclusively for our clients only. Charges apply for non-clients.