Policy paper

Immigration Bill: part 4 - marriage and civil partnership

Part 4 contains new powers to investigate suspected sham marriages and civil partnerships.


Update to sham marriage and civil partnership impact assessment: March 2015

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Part 4, and Schedules 4, 5 and 6, contain new powers to investigate suspected sham marriages and civil partnerships and extend powers for information to be shared by and with registration officials. Notices of marriage or civil partnership involving a non-EEA national (without settled status or an EU law right of permanent residence and not exempt from immigration control or holding a marriage or civil partnership visa) will be referred to the Home Office for a decision whether to investigate whether the proposed marriage or civil partnership is a sham.