Republic of Ireland Law
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It is my understanding that you cannot get a civil marriage Certificate until the marriage is registered. If the Marriage Registration form is not returned how is it possible that the marriage is if it is never Registered? Does the Marriage Registration Form not represent the contract?
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Hi Wendy, I am ok waiting. Please note that in section 6 of the Marriage Registration Form it states that " this part must be completed immediately following the marriage ceremony, by the persons so named - failure to do so will mean that the marriage cannot be registered by our service and thereby will not be entered into the National Register of Marriages (eg:your marriage will not be recognised in civil law)". This would seem to suggest that if the document is not returned, the marriage will not be recognised in civil law. I would be grateful if you would attach this information to the question.
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