The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 2005

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2005/3177

2005No. 3177

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC., ENGLAND AND WALES

The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 2005

15thNovember2005

5thDecember2005

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by sections 27(1), 27B(2)(b), 31(2), 74 and 78 of the Marriage Act 1949 1, sections 20(a) and 21(1) of the Registration Service Act 1953 2, sections 15, 39(a) and 41 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 3, sections 2(1), 7 and 18 of the Marriage (Registrar General's Licence) Act 1970 4, as extended by section 26(3) of the Welsh Language Act 1993 5 and section 24(3) and (4)(a) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 6, with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

Interpretation

2.In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:-

(a) any reference to a numbered regulation or Schedule is a reference to the regulation or Schedule bearing that number in these Regulations;(b) any reference in a regulation to a numbered paragraph or sub-paragraph is a reference to the paragraph or sub-paragraph in that regulation bearing that number; and(c) any reference to a numbered form is to the form bearing that number in the Schedule to these regulations and any reference to a numbered column on a form is to the column bearing that number on that form.

Amendment of the Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986

3.-

(1) The Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986 7 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 11(2) (manner of registration)-

(a) in sub-paragraph (a), for the words ", he shall enter" to the end substitute "or formed a civil partnership, he shall enter the word "Single";";(b) after sub-paragraph (b) insert-(ba) if a party's previous civil partnership was terminated by death, he shall enter the words "Surviving civil partner";.(c) after sub-paragraph (c) insert-(ca) if a party's civil partnership was annulled on the grounds that the civil partnership was voidable, he shall enter the words "Previous civil partnership annulled";.(d) after sub-paragraph (d) insert-(da) if a party's previous civil partnership was terminated by dissolution, he shall enter the words "Previous civil partnership dissolved";.(e) after sub-paragraph (e) insert-(ea) if the marriage is between two parties who have previously been through a form of civil partnership with each other (not being a civil partnership which is known to be void) and neither of them has since formed a civil partnership with, or married, a third party, then not withstanding sub-paragraphs (ca) and (da), if the parties specifically request and-(i) if the previous civil partnership has been terminated by final order of dissolution, he shall enter the words, "Previously formed a civil partnership at … on … Civil partnership dissolved on … ", inserting particulars of the place and date of previous civil partnership and the date of dissolution, or(ii) if the previous civil partnership was annulled, he shall enter the words, "Previously formed a civil partnership at . . . on . . … . Civil partnership annulled on . . .", inserting the particulars of the place and date of the previous civil partnership and the date of its annulment..

(3) In Schedule 1 (prescribed forms)-

(a) in forms 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 3, 9 and 11 for " Marital status" substitute "Condition";(b) for form 8, substitute form 8 in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Amendment of the Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999

4.-

(1) The Registration of Marriages (Welsh Language) Regulations 1999 8 are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 2 (forms of notice of marriage and of endorsement on notice) insert-

2A Statement for intended marriage of house-bound and detained persons

In relation to a statement for intended marriage concerning a person house-bound in Wales or a person detained in Wales, regulation 5 of the principal Regulations (statements and particulars for intended marriage of house-bound or detained person) shall have effect as if it referred respectively not to forms 5 and 6 in Schedule 1 to those Regulations but to forms 3A and 3B respectively in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

.

(3) In Schedule 1 (prescribed forms)-

(a) for the list headed "Contents", substitute the list headed "Contents" in Schedule 3 to these Regulations;(b) in forms 1, 1A, 1B, 1C and 6, for "Marital status Statws priodasol" substitute "Condition Cyflwr";(c) after form 3, insert forms 3A and 3B as set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.(d) for form 5, substitute form 5 in Schedule 4 to these Regulations.

(4) In Schedule 2-

in columns 1 and 2, at the beginning, for

Bachelor

Dyn di-briod

Spinster

Dynes ddi-briod

;

substitute-

Single

Sengl

Previous civil partnership dissolved

Partneriaeth sifil flaenorol wedi'i therfynu

Previous civil partnership annulled

Partneriaeth sifil flaenorol wedi'i dirymu

Surviving civil partner

Partner sifil goroesol

Previously formed a civil partnership at … on … ; Civil partnership dissolved on …

Ffurfiwyd partneriaeth sifil o'r blaen yn . . . ar y . . .; terfynwyd y bartneriaeth sifil ar y …

Previously formed a civil partnership at … on … ; Civil partnership annulled on …

Ffurfiwyd partneriaeth sifil o'r blaen yn … ar y … ; y bartneriaeth sifil wedi'i dirymu ar y …

;.

Amendment of the Marriage (Authorised Persons) Regulations 1952

5.-

(1) The Marriage (Authorised Persons) Regulations 1952 9 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 17 (condition)-

(a) in paragraph (a), for the words ", he shall enter the word "Bachelor"" or "Spinster", as the case may be" substitute "or formed a civil partnership, he shall enter the word "Single,"Ç;"(b) after paragraph (a) insert-(ab) in the case of a party whose previous civil partnership was terminated by the death of the civil partner, he shall enter the words "Surviving civil partner";.(c) after paragraph (b) insert-(ba) in the case of a party whose previous civil partnership was annulled on the ground that the...

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