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The Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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4.—(1) The registrar shall keep a record of—

(a)such particulars as may be prescribed, taken from each marriage notice received by him; and

(b)the date on which each marriage notice is received by him.

(2) In this Order “marriage notice book” means the record kept under paragraph (1).

[F1(2A) But the registrar shall not enter the particulars relating to a marriage in the marriage notice book in a case where any of the following requirements is applicable but not complied with—

(a)a requirement imposed by or under any of the following provisions of this Order—

(i)Article 3A(2) to (7);

(ii)Article 3B(3);

(iii)Article 3B(5);

(iv)Article 5 so far as that requirement relates to nationality;

(b)the requirement imposed by section 23(2) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004.

(2B) Where the registrar may not enter the particulars relating to a marriage in the marriage notice book as mentioned in paragraph (2A) the parties are to be taken not to have given notice under Article 3(1).]

(3) The registrar shall, in accordance with any guidance issued by the Registrar General, place on public display a list containing in relation to each intended marriage in respect of which the registrar has received a marriage notice—

(a)the names of the parties, and

(b)the date of the intended marriage.

(4) As soon as practicable after the date of an intended marriage the registrar shall remove from the list the names and the date relating to it.

(5) Any person claiming that he may have reason to make an objection to an intended marriage may inspect any entry relating to the marriage in the marriage notice book without charge.

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