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Thank you for your prompt replyAs I said it is immaterial whether or not I divorced my wife as under the Uk laws our original marriage was not recognised.. So the question of the divorce does not arise. We have an official computerised legal marriage registration certificate recognised by Pakistani law, Had our marriage not been recognised I would have been committing adultery for which there are heavy punishments. There is no shadow of doubt that our marriage is recognised in Pakistan both legally and under Shria Laws. What I want to know whether or not the UK visa authorities could refuse on any legal grounds my wife’s application because she did not follow the Pakistani Legal laws needed for the full divorce? In Pakistan I could not possibly remarry the same woman without giving her divorce one, two or three times. However had I given her divorce three times, then she had to marry another man, then seek divorce from him then marry me. If I am divorcing a Pakistani woman in Pakistan I would have to follow the Pakistani laws. I think it could be a joint question for both the family and immigration lawyers looking at both the Pakistani and English divorce laws.. For visa purposes the divorce should be recognised both in the UK and Pakistan. And I repeat myself again for clarity, the UK law did not recognise our original marriage as when this marriage took place I was waiting for the English divorce to come through from my first wife living and settled in the UK. For this reason the question of divorce to a woman does not arise to unless you are married to her. You can phone me if needed: 07510 777 094