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Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to provide updated guidance for the Certificate of Approval for marriage or civil partnership applications online. (167615)

[holding answer 26 November 2007]: The guidance for Certificate of Approval for marriage or civil partnership applications was revised in 2006 and again in 2007 following court judgements, and these changes are reflected in the guidance currently available in the Library of the House and on

www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/applying/generalcaseworking/coaformarriageorcivilpartnership

and

www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/applying/applicationforms/

The Certificate of Approval scheme is subject to judicial review, and we will review the guidance and forms and make any amendments necessary in the light of the outcome of the judicial review.