My friend got married in September. He is on Tier 1(General) visa. At the time of his nikah, he requested for English version of Nikah Nama. He got both urdu and english at the same time, and everyone signed both urdu and english nikah nama at the time of nikah.
Once he receives his copy for both english and urdu nikahmana, he applied for NADRA nikahnama. He got that as well.
Now his wife applied for Entry clearance, and gerry refused to get the documents saying get it registered with local union council.
The lady who was submitting the documents told them, that the NADRA nikahnama is a proof that the nikahnama is registered with local union council and it is registered with the Govt of Pakistan as well.
They didn't take any hint, so she came back. She straight away went to Local Union council and requested them, to register the Nikahnama. The registrar said, that it is already registered and she is the 8th lady that came with same stupid request. He, however, attested the copy of nikahnama saying that this is true and original and the nikahnama is already registered in union council.
Today she is submitting her documents. Lets see what happens....
Now lets talk about procedure. I know that every nikah, when performed either in Home, Shaadi Hall, or Mosque, has to be registered with local union council.
@Shahmir: There are four copies of Nikahnama. First goes with Bride, Second goes with groom, Third goes with Union council record branch, and forth copy stays in the nikah register.
So this question of registering the nikahnama with local union council is a stupid idea.
UKBA without knowning the process, had implemented this requirment.
Another thing is, if they want to clean the process and stop SHAM marrriages or dual marriages, they must implement the requirment of NADRA nikahnama, not registered with local union council. As your copy of the nikahnama is always given to you, after getting it registered with local union council.
I will keep you posted about the submission of documents and decision of case, of my friends wife.
The question is... to be or not to be....