Chapter 16 » 16.36

Civil law requirements

Shortened period of notice

a. Marriages in England and Wales

There are provisions for certificates to be issued under the authority of the Registrar General in a period shorter than usual under certain exceptional circumstances. Couples should contact their superintendent registrar for further advice in this respect.

a. Marriages in Scotland

In Scotland, there is provision for the district registrar supplying, under certain safeguards, a marriage schedule in a period shorter than usual (see 16.33.b).

Couples are reminded that time must be allowed for Quaker procedures as described in this chapter, including in particular the proper appointment of the meeting for worship. The Recording Clerk should be consulted as soon as possible.

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