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Wedding forms will be available on 19 August

Tue 23 Apr 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The Department of Internal Affairs will have forms available for same-sex couples who want to be married from 19 August. “We are preparing for changes to take effect from 19 August,” says Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery. “On that day we will have new forms available for all couples who want to get married, including same sex couples. From that day, all couples must use the new form.” Montgomery says a couple can apply for a marriage licence using the new form. He says three days after the completed form is received by the Department, a marriage licence will be ready for collection and a marriage can take place. “The Department has a lot of work to do before the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act comes into force. We are confident everything will be ready for the day the new law takes effect.”     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 23rd April 2013 - 4:02pm

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