Some recent developments in weddings law

Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021 

The draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021 were laid on 22 February. In brief, they amend the Marriage Act 1949 to provide for a new marriage registration system in England and Wales.

Part 2 amends s.28B of the 1949 Act to specify the evidence that must accompany a notice of marriage where a party to the marriage is a relevant national by virtue of having status, or a pending application for status (within the meaning of regulation 4 of the Citizens’ Rights (Application Deadline and Temporary Protection) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, under the EU Settlement Scheme established by the Government in Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules.

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