Visas and immigration operational guidance – statutory guidance

Marriage and civil partnership referral and investigation scheme

Guidance for Home Office staff investigating sham marriages.

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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.