UK legal notice of intention to wed rises to crack down on sham marriages

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.03.02
UK legal notice of intention to wed rises to crack down on sham marriages
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UK crackdown on fake marriages. Legal notice of intention to wed rises from 15 to 28 days. This UK-wide extension from 15 to 28 days was approved by parliament last year in order to allow more time for investigation. This nationwide change comes into force on Monday. Ministers have made clear they expect registrars to report suspicions to the Home Office, which has new powers to delay nuptials for a further 70 days while inquiries take place. Immigration and security minister James Brokenshire said: “As of today, marriage can no longer be seen as a ‘fast-track option’ for those seeking to abuse marriage to cheat their way into the UK.”

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