Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017

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Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of April 2017

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 64(1) of the Marriage Act 1955 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 22 May 2017.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Marriage (Fees) Regulations 1995 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, item 1, replace “120” with “150”.

(2)

In the Schedule, replace item 2 with:

2Applying for a certificate of no impediment to marry170

(3)

In the Schedule, item 3, replace “170” with “240”.

(4)

In the Schedule, item 4, replace “50” with “55”.

(5)

In the Schedule, item 5, replace “50” with “55”.

(6)

In the Schedule, after item 5, insert:

6Application for name to be entered on list of marriage celebrants as an independent celebrant (unless a fee has already been paid for an application for appointment as a civil union celebrant)220
7Application for name to be entered on list of marriage celebrants as a celebrant nominated by an approved organisation (unless a fee has already been paid for an application for appointment as a civil union celebrant)150
8Application for an independent celebrant to continue to act as a marriage celebrant (unless a fee has already been paid for an application for reappointment as a civil union celebrant)60
9Application for a celebrant nominated by an approved organisation to continue to act as a marriage celebrant (unless a fee has already been paid for an application for reappointment as a civil union celebrant)30

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 22 May 2017, amend the Marriage (Fees) Regulations 1995 (the principal regulations).

These regulations amend the Schedule of the principal regulations, which sets out the fees to be paid in relation to certain matters under the Marriage Act 1955 (the Act).

The amendments change the amounts of the fees and introduce new fees.

The amendments introduce fees for applications for appointment as a marriage celebrant, whether as a celebrant nominated by an approved organisation under section 10 of the Act or as an independent celebrant under section 11 of the Act. Fees are also introduced for applications under section 12 of the Act to continue to act as a marriage celebrant.

Regulatory impact statement

The Department of Internal Affairs produced a regulatory impact statement on 1 February 2017 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 April 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.