Statutory guidance

Marriage and civil partnership referral and investigation scheme

Guidance for Home Office staff investigating sham marriages.


Marriage and civil partnership referral and investigation scheme: statutory guidance for Home Office staff

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Part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014 extends the notice period for marriages and civil partnerships, to give the Home Office time to investigate possible sham marriages.

This guidance helps Home Office investigation officers responsible for investigating sham marriages under the Act.

Published 31 March 2015
Last updated 29 March 2021 + show all updates
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