1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and shall come into force on 16th November 2009.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 16 November 2009: see above.

2 Amendment of the Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986

2Amendment of the Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986

(1)    The Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986 are amended as follows.

(2)    In Schedule 1 (prescribed forms)—

(a)    For form 1, substitute form 1 in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(b)    For form 1A, substitute form 1A in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(c)    For form 1B, substitute form 1B in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(d)    For form 1C, substitute form 1C in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(e)    For form 3, substitute form 3 in Schedule 1 to these Regulations; and

(f)    For form 9, substitute form 9 in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 16 November 2009: see reg 1.

3 Amendment of the Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999

3Amendment of the Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999

(1)    The Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999 are amended as follows.

(2)    In regulation 2 for “forms 1, 1A, 1B or 1C and 4” substitute “forms 1, 1A, 3, 1B, 1C and 4”, and for “forms 1, 1A, 1B or 1C and 3” substitute “forms 1, 1A, 1D, 1B, 1C and 3”.

(3)    In Schedule 1 (prescribed forms)—

(a)    In the list headed “Contents”, after the reference to form 1C insert a reference to form 1D in Schedule 2 to these Regulations by inserting—

(i)    “1D” in the column with the heading “Form”;

(ii)    “2” in the column with the heading “Relevant Regulation”;

(iii)    “Notice of marriage by Registrar General's licence” in the column with the heading “Description”; and

(iv)    “Marriage (Registrar General's Licence) Act 1970, section 2(1)” in the column with the heading “Statutory Purpose”;

(b)    For form 1, substitute form 1 in Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

(c)    For form 1A, substitute form 1A in Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

(d)    For form 1B, substitute form 1B in Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

(e)    For form 1C, substitute form 1C in Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

(f)    After form 1C, insert form 1D in Schedule 2 to these Regulations; and

(g)    For form 6, substitute form 6 in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 16 November 2009: see reg 1.

Signature

Given under my hand on

James Hall

Registrar General

19th October 2009

I approve

Meg Hillier

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

20th October 2009

SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Regulation 2(2)Form 1
Notice of Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1A
Notice of Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1B
Notice of Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1C
Notice of Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 3
Notice of Marriage by Registrar General's Licence
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 9
Certificate for Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 16 November 2009: see reg 1.

SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Regulation 3(3)Form 1
Notice of Marriage
Hysbysiad Priodas
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Form 1A
Notice of Marriage
Hysbysiad Priodas
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1B
Notice of Marriage
Hysbysiad Priodas
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1C
Notice of Marriage
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 1D
Notice of Marriage by Registrar General's Licence
Hysbysiad Priodas Trmy Drwydded Cofrestrydd Cyffredinol
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
Form 6
Certificate for Marriage
Tystysgrif Ar Gyfer Priodas
(The full text of this form is currently unavailable. Please see the original.)
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 16 November 2009: see reg 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986 and the Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999.

Regulation 2(2) makes amendments to marriage registration forms which are in the English language. In relation to a notice of marriage, these amendments provide for the sex, and for the date of birth instead of the age, of a person to be married to be entered on the notice; the entries relating to place of residence are amended; and, where a person to be married is 18 years of age or over, the one month period of validity of a certificate of marriage, made necessary by section 39A of the Marriage Act 1949 (marriage of former civil partners one of whom has changed sex), is inserted into the notice. In relation to a notice of marriage by Registrar General's licence, the amendments provide for the sex, and for the date of birth instead of the age, of a person to be married to be entered on the notice; and the entries relating to place of residence are amended. In relation to a certificate for marriage, the entry relating to the date on which notice of marriage was given is amended, and the one month period of validity of the certificate, made necessary by section 39A of the Marriage Act 1949, is inserted into the certificate. Schedule 1 contains the amended forms.

Regulation 3 makes similar amendments to marriage registration forms which are partly in the Welsh language, and inserts new form 1D (notice of marriage by Registrar General's licence) into the Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999. Schedule 2 contains the new and amended forms.