Hi, I live overseas and am getting married again this year.
I''ve been told that I need to get my Decree Absolute "certified" by the court judge so I can go ahead and get it legalized.
To do this, I have to complete a D180 form but there are no notes or guidelines attached with the form and some sections are completely unclear to me.
In particular, section 5 - Judgement.
I''m not clear if this is the date the request was made. Or the date the Absolute was granted.
Also question 5.4, was the judgment given in default of appearance?
Soooo confusing! Any help would be much appreciated.
I am having the same problem. I see that you did not get a response on here but did you get the forms completed?
I feel for you as like me you don''t want to complete the form incorrectly and have it returned as such. I think the judgment is for the decree Absolute. I have documents that state it was granted on a date. And I think the question about was the judgment given in default of appearance is yes....I was not able to attend and was told it was not necessary to attend.
If you have any assistance to give please let me know. If I receive any I will let you know
Hello! I finally completed the form after speaking to a helpful person at the court.
For question 5.4, I was told to put "no" as I was not required or asked to attend.
Question 5, Judgement - this is the date that the Absolute was granted.
Hope this helps - I submitted mine 3 weeks ago and am still waiting to receive it back. I was told it can take up to 4 weeks to get the signature!!
I am polish national as well and just trying to fill in the D180 as I am planning to marry again next year. I was married in UK and also divorced in UK. Yes the no1 is confusing. Also at the end where is DONE AT: and DATE is that supposed to be blank for the court? all help would be appreciated