Section 240: Certificates of no impediment to overseas relationships
470.This section permits the making of an Order in Council to allow for the issue of a certificate of no impediment where a United Kingdom national (or a Commonwealth national if prescribed in the Order in Council) intends to enter into an overseas relationship with a person who is neither a United Kingdom national nor a Commonwealth national. The Order in Council will also prescribe the countries or territories which are covered. This power will be used to make provision corresponding to the provisions of section 1(1) of the Marriage with Foreigners Act 1906 (c.40). “United Kingdom national” is defined in section 245. “Overseas relationship” is defined in sections 212 to 214.