Certificate of Approval for Marriage

The government has today announced its intention to abolish the 'certificate of approval' scheme. A Remedial Order under the Human Rights Act 1998 has been laid in Parliament to achieve this aim.
The government has today announced its intention to abolish the 'certificate of approval' scheme. A Remedial Order under the Human Rights Act 1998 has been laid in Parliament to achieve this aim.

At present, any migrant who is already in the UK and is subject to immigration control must apply for a certificate of approval before they can get married or register a civil partnership in this country (unless they are getting married within the Anglican Church).

The certificate of approval scheme remains in operation until the Remedial Order comes into force, which is expected in late 2010 or early 2011. Applicants will need to follow the current process until further notice.

We will update this blog when we know mor

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