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Immigration Act 2014

Notice period

290.Paragraph 22 increases the notice period in section 11 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (meaning of the “waiting period”) from 15 days to 28 days.

291.Paragraph 23 requires, for a proposed civil partnership referred to the Secretary of State under section 12A, any application for a reduction in the notice period to be submitted to the Secretary of State and for the decision to be made by the Secretary of State and notified to the applicant and the registration authority, in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State after consultation with the Registrar General.

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