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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2010 No. 409

Registration Of Vital Events

General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

Laid before the Assembly in draft

Made

3rd December 2010

Coming into operation

1st January 2011

The Department of Finance and Personnel makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 47(1) and (2) of the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(1), Articles 3(3)(b), 19(1)(a), 35(3), 36(1)(b) and (3) and 37 of the Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003(2), and Section 157(1) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004(3).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2011.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Fees payable

2.  The fee payable under a statutory provision specified in column 1 of the Schedule in respect of the matter specified in relation to it in column 2 shall be the fee specified in relation to it in column 3.

Revocation

3.  The General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008(e) is hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 3rd December 2010.

Legal seal

T. N. Caven

A senior officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

Article 2

SCHEDULE

FEES PAYABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Statutory ProvisionServiceNew FeeOld Fee
£ p£ p
Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (N.I. 14)
Article 34(3) and (4)General search of indexes (to include 2 verifications)14.00 (4.00 for each further verification)12.00 (including 4 verifications), (3.00 for each further verification)
Particular search6.006.00
Certified copy of any entry in a register8.006.00
Article 37(5)Entering, under Article 37(2), baptismal or other name (given after registration of birth)17.0015.00
Recording under Article 37(3) or (4), change of name or surname35.00 (16.00 for second or subsequent members of the family)31.00 (15.00 for second or subsequent members of the family)
Article 38Search in a register in a registrar’s office6.006.00
Certified copy of entry in a register8.006.00
Article 40Short Birth Certificate:
First copy issued at time of registration of the birthNilNil
Particular search6.006.00
Any copy issued thereafter8.006.00
Article 42(1)For the purposes of the Enactments specified in Schedule 1 to that Order but not the Industrial Assurance (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (N.I. 13) or Friendly Societies Act 1974 (c. 46)
Certified copy of an entry6.006.00
For the purposes of the Industrial Assurance (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 and the Friendly Societies Act 1974
Certified copy of an entry6.006.00
Article 42(3)Furnishing information for the purposes of any enactment specified in Schedule 1 to that Order6.006.00
Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (N.I. 3)
Article 3(3)(b)Marriage notice20.0015.00
Article 19(1)(a)Solemnisation of a civil marriage33.0025.00
Article 35(3)(a)Search of indexes6.006.00
Article 35(3)(b)Document relating to an entry in a marriage registration record8.006.00
Article 36Document relating to the registration of marriages for the purposes of any prescribed statutory provision6.006.00
Article 37General search of indexes (to include 2 verifications)14.00 (4.00 for each further verification)12.00 (including 4 verifications), (3.00 for each further verification)
Article 37Attendance by the registrar at his Office on Monday-Friday after 5pm or Saturdays 9am-5pm for the purpose of solemnising a civil marriage116.0087.00
Article 37Attendance by the registrar at his Office on a Sunday, a Bank Holiday or a Saturday after 5pm for the purpose of solemnising a civil marriage.165.00125.00
Article 37Waiving of Marriage Notice Period (excluding death bed notice periods)20.00Nil
Civil Partnership Act 2004 (2004 c. 33)
Section 139(2)(b)Civil Partnership notice20.0015.00
Section 155(3)(a)Search of indexes6.006.00
Section 155(3)(b)Document relating to an entry in a civil partnership registration record8.006.00
Section 156(1)Document relating to the registration of civil partnerships for the purposes of any prescribed statutory provision6.006.00
Section 157(1)(b)Registration of a civil partnership33.0025.00
Section 157(1)(b)General search of indexes (to include 2 verifications)14.00 (4.00 for each further verification)12.00 (including 4 verifications), (3.00 for each further verification)
Section 157(1)(b)Attendance by the registrar at his Office on Monday-Friday after 5pm or Saturdays 9am-5pm for the purpose of registering a civil partnership116.0087.00
Section 157(1)(b)Attendance by the registrar at his Office on a Sunday, a Bank Holiday or a Saturday after 5pm for the purpose of registering a civil partnership.165.00125.00

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the increase of various fees payable under the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 relating to searches in registers, the provision of certificates and change of name services. It also provides for the increase of various fees payable under the Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 relating to giving notice for intended marriage, the solemnisation of civil marriage and providing marriage certificates. It also provides for the various fees payable under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 relating to giving notice for intended civil partnership, the registration of civil partnership and providing civil partnership certificates.

This Order revokes and replaces the General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

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