Chapter 16 » 16.62
Recording of marriages
Reporting to the civil authorities
Official civil certificates
A civil marriage certificate cannot be issued until the marriage schedule has been returned and the marriage duly registered. Civil marriage certificates can be obtained for a fee from the relevant Registrar, or online.
It is important to distinguish between the traditional Quaker certificate of marriage, which has no legal standing, and the official certificate of marriage, which is a certified copy of an entry in the appropriate registers.