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Gay Marriage Law UK Steelasophical Advice

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Gay Marriage Law UK Steelasophical Advice Gay Marriage Law UK Steelasophical Advice land mark date in history was the 29 March 2014, this was when the UK law changed to give same sex couples the right to get married in England and in Wales. Linzi Bull and Emily Grosvenor-Taylor, from prestigious London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explain who can get married or enter a civil partnership in the UK, and what the legal requirements are for foreign nationals wishing to come to the UK to enter a same sex marriage, and what protocols must be followed. Steelasophical Supports LGBT For your wedding day music solutions Info@Steelband.co.uk  GAY MARRIAGE IN THE UK: THE ESSENTIALS The basic rules for getting married or entering into a civil partnership in the UK are that you and your partner must be: 16 or over Free to marry, meaning being single, divorced or widowed Not closely related to your intended spouse. WHAT IF I AM UNDER 18YEAR OLD? If you are under 18, you will need permission from your parents or guardians to get married. LIVE OVERSEAS AND AM GAY. CAN I GET MARRIED IN THE UK? For overseas couples wishing to marry in the UK, the route is not quite so simple and there are a number of hurdles which need to be jumped to ensure that your marriage is legally recognised. Step One: Before your marriage in the UK There are two steps for couples who wish to get married or enter into a civil partnership in England and Wales. The first is to give at least 16 days’ notice at your local register office. If either one of you is not from the EEA or Switzerland, then you should go to a ‘designated register office’. You can find a list of these on the UK government’s website, together with a list of documents which you will need to submit if you are not resident in England. Coming to the UK to Marry a British citizen If your partner is a British citizen or settled in the UK and you both intend to remain in the UK then you will need afiancé or a proposed civil partner visa if you intend to stay for longer than 6 months. This usually takes about 12 weeks to issue. It is worth noting that you are not able to work under this form of visa. Coming from the EEA or Switzerland to the UK to marry someone who lives outside the EEA & Switzerland If one of you is from the EEA or Switzerland and the other is from outside the EEA, then you will need an EEA family permit. This will last for six months and it can be applied for online. Coming to the UK to marry when you both reside outside the EEA & Switzerland If you are both from outside the EEA or Switzerland and you and your partner intend to leave the country [...]

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