Marriage Act 1955

Part 4 Formalities preliminary to marriage

23 Notice of marriage

(1)

Where 2 persons intend to marry in New Zealand, one of them shall give notice to a Registrar in a manner specified by the Registrar-General.

(2)

The person giving notice must verify that—

(a)

the particulars in the notice are true; and

(b)

he or she believes that the intended marriage is not prohibited by section 15; and

(c)

there is no other lawful impediment to the intended marriage.

(2A)

The information in subsection (2) may be verified—

(a)

electronically in a manner specified by the Registrar-General (see also section 82A of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995); or

(b)

by the person giving notice appearing personally before the Registrar and making a statutory declaration.

(3)

However, if the 2 parties to an intended marriage are ordinarily resident outside New Zealand, the requirements of subsection (1) and (2A)(b) are satisfied if—

(a)

one of the parties gives notice to the Registrar in a manner specified by the Registrar-General; and

(b)

the Registrar is satisfied that one of the parties has made a statutory declaration as to the matters in subsection (2)(a) to (c).

Compare: 1908 No 113 s 17

Section 23(1): amended, on 16 December 2017, by section 21(1) of the Electronic Interactions Reform Act 2017 (2017 No 50).

Section 23(2): replaced, on 16 December 2017, by section 21(2) of the Electronic Interactions Reform Act 2017 (2017 No 50).

Section 23(2A): inserted, on 16 December 2017, by section 21(2) of the Electronic Interactions Reform Act 2017 (2017 No 50).

Section 23(3): replaced, on 16 December 2017, by section 21(2) of the Electronic Interactions Reform Act 2017 (2017 No 50).