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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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162Power to require evidence

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(1)In the Marriage Act 1949, after section 28, insert—

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(1)A superintendent registrar to whom a notice of marriage is given under section 27, or any other person attesting a declaration accompanying such a notice, may require the person giving the notice to provide him with specified evidence—

(a)relating to that person; or

(b)if the superintendent registrar considers that the circumstances are exceptional, relating to each of the persons to be married.

(2)Such a requirement may be imposed at any time—

(a)on or after the giving of the notice of marriage; but

(b)before the superintendent registrar issues his certificate under section 31.

(3)“Specified evidence”, in relation to a person, means such evidence of that person's—

(a)name and surname,

(b)age,

(c)marital status, and

(d)nationality,

as may be specified in guidance issued by the Registrar General.

(2)In the [1863 c. 27.] Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act 1863, after section 3, insert—

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(1)A registrar to whom a notice of marriage mentioned in section 2 is given may require the person giving the notice to provide him with specified evidence relating to each of the persons to be married.

(2)Such a requirement may be imposed at any time—

(a)on or after the giving of the notice of marriage; but

(b)before the registrar issues his certificate.

(3)“Specified evidence”, in relation to a person, means such evidence of that person's—

(a)name and surname,

(b)age,

(c)marital status, and

(d)nationality,

as may be specified in guidance issued by the Registrar General.

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