Non-European nationals marriage law changes

Changes to the law for non-European nationals wishing to marry in the Church of England: Please be aware of the implications of the Immigration Act 2014 on marriages in the Church of England. From 2nd March 2015, it is no longer lawful for the marriage of a non-EEA (i.e. non-European) national to be solemnized in the Church of England after the publication of banns or by a common marriage licence (unless a couple has been informed that the ‘transitional arrangements’ will apply to them). All such weddings will now have to be authorised by a superintendent registrar’s certificate (‘SRC’). Read our pages on marriage law for further information.