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Marrying under Common Licence


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Old 17th June 2013, 09:32 AM
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US citizen marrying UK citizen in the Church of England. In UK on Tier 4.

If we are applying for a Common Licence, do we still need to give notice at a designated register office?

ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/while-in-uk/marriageandcivilpartnership/eligibility/

The response to this query from the registers office was: "Usually, if you are marrying in the Church of England by licence you would not also need to give notice at a Register Office, but please just double check this with your vicar to ensure you have done everything he wants you to do."

The vicar agrees- does the UKBA?

Thank you in advance for any advice!


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The great thing about a C of E wedding is that with the help of your Vicar, the Church does the bulk of the paperwork for you and there is no need to file at a designated Registry office, as the Church is a de facto Registry office in this instace!

You will likely be asked to meet with the someone from the Diocese to have your paperwork looked over i.e. the Church works in full support of the UKBA and will require that you have the proper visa before they'll issue you the License, but once you've completed the paperwork and paid the fees, the Vicar should receive the license in the parish office in about a week.

When E and I got married, we handed in our License application in the late afternoon of October 17th and received word from the Vicar on the 25th that she'd received the license in the church office... we were cutting it rather close, as I left Canada on Columbus Day and was scheduled to get married on November 3.

Good luck to you and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!


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Yes, basically as stated.
With the Church of England and the Church in Wales (Anglican Church in the Principality), according to the Marriage Act of 1949, only church formalities need to be gone through for a legal marriage. Register Office isn't involved at all. According to the latest church rules, all marriages involving non-EEA citizens must be by common licence, not by banns, and the person who can set things in motion is the priest who is going to marry you. They will usually get in touch with the surrogate - a priest specially authorised to handle common licence applications, who arranges with the diocesan chancellor to issue the licence in the Bishop's name. This can take a week or so. If you are in a hurry, there is an option of going to see the Diocesan Registrar, who can usually issue the licence within a day. When you go, you will have to swear an affidavit that you don't know of any reason why the marriage cannot go ahead.
Read "What if one of us is a foreign national?" - YourChurchWedding.org from the Church of England

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Thank you both! Good to have a thorough answer on public record- I was surprised to not find anyone who had asked before.

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