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Engaged and getting married in Ghana – Ghana Forum

Can some body please advise me personally on engaged and getting married in Ghana, the regulations and/or traditions, engaged and getting married in the court home and necessary and necessary documents which will make this a marriage that is legal. I’m a us resident who will intend to marry a Ghanaain perhaps in Ghana.

my spouse that is ghanian (ashanti from kumasi)says, that primarily in ghana its by “tribal wedding” this is how you may well ask the moms and dads , ask them to a celebration, you pay some funds into the household ( a maximum of ?200)& let them have usually a glass or two ,traditionally schnaps-the german liquor. Then you can have blessing in a church.

In Ghana my partner states that “they do not stand much” regarding the type that is official of.

We married in england as a result of circumstances involving uk law/ visa issues. my advice should be to marry in the us , then perform a marriage that is traditional Ghana. we’re going to bypass up to a marriage that is traditional the near future.

I simply came back to great britain from engaged and getting married in Ghana (I am British he’s from Ghana )

In the event that family members are into tradition , like mine then whilst the past post stated , you will have to have a conventional engagment .

which can be the neighborhood snapps , cash (we did 1 million cedis ) for the brides moms and dads, a bible (for the bride ) fabric for the mom (it sybolizes something related to the birth ) and a present that is token the daddy.

we did this regarding the of (not recommended) and then had a registry wedding morning.

points for the registry

1 just 2 places kumasi and accra

2 can just only marry on tuesdays and thursdays

3 you need to submit your write-ups to your registry workplace which seems simple you cant make appointments and also to take your fortune if they’re here

4 afterward you need to get back to check out the main registrar who functions like he’s doing you a favor ! you need to be quite modest if you’d like him to do the wedding because the same as which he could turn you down.Also getting your hands on him had been a nightmare so we had to return back twice and wait a long time untill he had been willing to see us .

5 regarding the time make it Early AS THERE HAVE BEEN 70 other weddings plus it might have been a tremendously long delay.

on the whole i found the experience shocking as there was clearly no organization with no guarantees.

we’d a quantity of just one for the employees whom spared being an admission to make certain we had been among the first become hitched.

If you’d like virtually any information just holla

7 u shall need a lot of PATIENCE !

8 u cannot pre book

sorry we forgot to state

You can apply for a nomal marriage licence where they have to put the banners for 21 days if you have time on your side.

if like us time is certainly not in your corner , then you definitely need certainly to submit an application for a unique wedding licence that you’ve to cover additional for and takes i do believe 3-4 times

I have no concept if one thing occurred since 1999 once I got hitched. in Tema, which can be some hour far from Accra, depending about what time of times and exactly how far u have stuck in traffic. We do not remember any rush or standing in line or having to wait patiently, everybody there clearly was really nice. I experienced a completely different experience. Therefore do not let those posts scare u. The permit may need a days that are few that’s about this. Doing in in Tema Courthouse, i really hope they nevertheless do it there may conserve u a little bit of difficulty.

my post had not been supposed to frighten , but that has been my experience and I also have actually only got hitched . We also got assistance from another ghanian via a friend that has simply returned form engaged and getting married who acutally aided us through while he had been surprised by the not enough organization as well and even though it could be god to pre warn us.

I was thinking it was supposed to be advise as truthefull and truthful as possibe.

this is our experience and a buddies which and i really dont see how you can say i what you unless you got married last month

When it comes to documents Huntsville all we required had been our passports as proof of our idenitiies.

Many thanks all I really appreciate for you adivce. Using every thing under consideration, it seems it will be only a little simpler to get hitched only at house, in america.

I will be happy that some one is in a position to assist tinamin from Huntsville.

I know tthat our buddy in London whom posted of her very own experience had not been exagerating her experience mail order bride. Any.time a person has to handle any kind of beaurocracy right right here in Ghana, the knowledge shall be mind-numbing. We have not had very very first hand expertise in engaged and getting married right right here in Ghana (luckily, NYC Justice of this Peace 18 years back), but from other problems requiring us to manage Ghana government, such as for instance Ghana Immigration Service for resident permits, Ghana Lands Department to join up our home, among others, it is often one wait after another, with no planned framework. Not first come, first served, but often whom you understand and just how money that is much “dash” the official to hurry your documents through.

You might like to look at a marriage that is legal the usa and a conventional wedding right right here in Ghana. Friends of ours who got hitched in NYC by a Judge, then had A ghanaian buddy (really my hubby who had been my boyfriend then) perform a libation ceremony in the reception; my better half wore conventional kente fabric along with the calabash and schnapps to do the ceremony combined with appropriate terms requesting the ancestors to bless the wedding.

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