Kochi : The Kerala High Court has permitted an Indian couple living in the US to appear before the registrar at Kollam through video conferencing to get their marriage registered to seek permanent American resident status.

The court gave the direction while considering a plea filed by Pradeep K Cletus and Beryl Pradeep, who cited certain difficulties in returning to the US if they come to India now for the marriage registration, which was required for to apply for permanent resident status, reports PTI

Justice P B Suresh Kumar in his recent order directed the Kollam registrar to permit them to appear before him through video conferencing for registering their marriage.

 The judge also said that the power holder of the petitioners should be allowed to sign in the marriage register on behalf of the couple.

Pradeep married Beryl at St Casimir’s Church, Kadavoor in Kollam district on January 1, 2000.

He took up a foreign assignment in Ireland in 2001 and was residing there with his family since then.

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