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Immigration Act 2014

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Applications for shortening of waiting period

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6(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations about the making, and granting, of applications for the shortening of a waiting period in cases where a proposed Scottish or Northern Ireland marriage or civil partnership is referred to the Secretary of State in accordance with a duty of referral.

(2)Regulations may be made under this paragraph—

(a)whether the application falls to be made by virtue of provision made by an extension order or otherwise;

(b)whether the application falls to be made to the Secretary of State or another person.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • “duty of referral” has the same meaning as in paragraph 5;

  • “waiting period”, in relation to a proposed Scottish or Northern Ireland marriage or civil partnership, means a period during which it is not possible for the marriage to be solemnized or civil partnership to be formed (but which falls after notice of the proposed marriage or civil partnership has been given for the purposes of enabling it to be solemnized or formed in due course).

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