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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 25: Power of district registrar to require evidence of nationality: civil partnership

191.This section adds provisions to section 88 of the 2004 Act.

192.Section 88 of the 2004 Act makes provision about the documents which people wishing to enter into a civil partnership have to supply to the district registrar.

193.The new section 88(8) provides that a district registrar may require “specified nationality evidence” in relation to the intended civil partners. The new section 88(9) outlines when such evidence may be requested. The new section 88(10) defines “specified nationality evidence” in terms of guidance that the Registrar General may issue.

194.Section 17 of this Act adds similar provision to the 1977 Act, in relation to opposite sex and same sex marriage.

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