Let me thank you again for sharing your advice previously on other issues I am experiencing in the marriage process for Laos. But I now have one which seems more urgent. My girlfriend and myself have already completed our required health check for satisfying the document checklist to apply for a marriage licence. Had our x-rays, vitals checked, HIV check and blood tests for whatever they check BUT now the hospital has called and insisted we both return and have a further blood test. They said, to my girlfriend, that it is to check 'our blood is ok for us to have children together'. Now forgive my lack of medical qualification but people with human blood can make children together. No amount of testing can pre-determine whether a child will be perfectly healthy. So my questions to all those who have married in Laos and completed the documents as required... Did you all do this second blood test and what is it actually testing for? Can you refuse to take the test and still have the licence to marry issued? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated as this appears urgent due to the hospital contacting and asking us to go back immediately for the test.. TIA JohninLaos
Thanks for your help on this matter guys, I have spoken with the Police in UK and they are processing a document for me at no charge. They will mail to the UK address of a family member and the family member will Courier it to me Internationally.