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The Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

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8.  In Schedule 23 (immigration control and formation of civil partnerships)—

(a)in paragraph A1(4)(1) for “paragraph” substitute “Schedule”;

(b)for paragraph 1(2) substitute—

1.(1) Part 3 of this Schedule applies to a civil partnership that is to be formed in Scotland by signing a civil partnership schedule unless each party to the civil partnership falls within exception A or exception B.

(2) Part 4 of this Schedule applies to a civil partnership that is to be formed in Northern Ireland by signing a civil partnership schedule unless each party to the civil partnership falls within exception A or exception B.

(3) A party to the civil partnership falls within exception A if the person is a relevant national.

(4) A party to the civil partnership falls within exception B if—

(a)the person is exempt from immigration control, and

(b)the notice of civil partnership is accompanied by the evidence required by regulations made under section 54(2) of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to, the Immigration Act 2014.;

(c)in paragraph 8(3) for “1(1A)” substitute “1(1)”;

(d)in paragraph 12 for “1(1B)” substitute “1(2)”.

(1)

Paragraph A1 was inserted by section 58(5) of the Immigration Act 2014.

(2)

Paragraph 1(1) was substituted by section 58(6) of the Immigration Act 2014. Those amendments will be commenced immediately before or at the same time as this Order comes into force.

(3)

Paragraphs 8 and 12 were substituted by section 58(8) and (9) of the Immigration Act 2014. Those amendments will also be commenced immediately before or at the same as this Order comes into force.

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