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The Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Preliminaries to marriage

    1. 3.Notice of intention to marry

    2. 4.Marriage notice book and list of intended marriages

    3. 5.Power to require evidence

    4. 6.Objections

    5. 7.Marriage schedule

    6. 8.Marriage outside the United Kingdom where party resides in Northern Ireland

  4. Persons who may solemnise marriages

    1. 9.Persons who may solemnise marriages

  5. Religious marriages

    1. 10.Application by religious bodies for registration of member to solemnise marriages

    2. 11.Registration of officiants

    3. 12.Cancellation of registration

    4. 13.Appeals

    5. 14.Temporary authorisation to solemnise religious marriage

    6. 15.Solemnisation of religious marriage

    7. 16.Registration of religious marriage

    8. 17.Registrar’s power to require delivery of marriage schedule

  6. Civil marriages

    1. 18.Places at which civil marriages may be solemnised

    2. 19.Solemnisation of civil marriage

    3. 20.Registration of civil marriage

    4. 21.Second marriage ceremony

  7. Marriage of person under 18

    1. 22.Relevant consents required

    2. 23.Order dispensing with relevant consent

    3. 24.Recording of consents and orders

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 25.Commencement of marriage

    2. 26.Validity of registered marriage

    3. 27.Corrections and cancellations

    4. 28.Interpreters

    5. 29.Detained persons

  9. Supplementary

    1. 30.Registration districts and registration authorities

    2. 31.Registrars and other staff

    3. 32.Registrars' offices

    4. 33.Records and documents to be sent to Registrar General

    5. 34.Annual report

    6. 35.Searches

    7. 36.Proof of marriage for purposes of certain statutory provisions

    8. 37.Fees

    9. 38.Offences

    10. 39.Regulations

    11. 40.Repeals

  10. Signature

    1. Schedule

      Repeals

  11. Explanatory Note

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