Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

56 Registrars to register marriages

(1)

Unless authorised by the Registrar-General to register marriages,—

(a)

a Registrar who receives a form given, sent, or posted under section 55 shall, to the extent that the information given is information required by the standard form, send it to the Registrar-General or to a Registrar specified by the Registrar-General (as the Registrar-General for the time being directs):

(b)

a Registrar who solemnises a marriage shall send the prescribed information relating to it to the Registrar-General or to a Registrar specified by the Registrar-General (as the Registrar-General for the time being directs).

(2)

Subject to section 82,—

(a)

a Registrar (being a Registrar authorised by the Registrar-General to register marriages) who receives a form given, sent, or posted under section 55 shall, to the extent that the information given is information required by the standard form, register it:

(b)

a Registrar (being a Registrar authorised by the Registrar-General to register marriages) who solemnises a marriage shall register the prescribed information relating to it:

(c)

if sent marriage information under subsection (1), the Registrar-General shall, to the extent that it is information required by the standard form, register it.

Compare: 1955 No 92 s 36

Section 56(1)(a): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 56(2)(a): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 56(2)(c): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).