Local Council Interviews - Giving Notice Of Marriage Interview - What Should I Expect?

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  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 14:46

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    Naboo, out of interest, how did you give notice without going in and having an interview? Did you just call them up?

    Scotland's rules always seem better than ours LOL!

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 14:50

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    First of all Naboo, unlike England, Wales & Ireland, Humanist ceremonies are legally binding in Scotland so I would say you would have to refer to your celebrant rather than registrar.

    We had our notice ‘interview’ a couple of weeks ago and we were both a bit nervous but the Registrars are lovely, I would recommend going first if they interview you separately as she asked me most of the questions and I know that OH would have panicked and got them all wrong! As long as you are both British citizens then they are not testing you or looking to trip you up, they just need all the information to check you are who you say you are and are legally free to marry!

    We felt all lovely afterwards as it is quite an ‘official’ thing to do!

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 14:55

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    Cheers guys, i had got info from my celebrant and basically you just apply for an M10 form from the locally registry office, they sort it all and then you pick up your marriage schedule, the registry office did call to check some bits but thats it was really easy, thats why i started panicing and then googling which only made it worse lol

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 16:03

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    MrsShark:
    As long as you are both British citizens

    OH isn't a British citizen (though his country is in the EU so there's no possibility that we would be marrying so he could stay in the country) does this mean we get asked more/different questions or is it the same?

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 16:30

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    sapphire_22:
    OH isn't a British citizen (though his country is in the EU so there's no possibility that we would be marrying so he could stay in the country) does this mean we get asked more/different questions or is it the same?

     

    I think it is the same. I am not British, but my home country is in the EU and they just asked us our names, birth dates, have we been married before, fathers names and occupations and I think that was it.

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 16:51

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    All they are trying to do is weed out the fake marriages and also ensure that they have the correct information on record to ensure you are not already married/underage/not who you say you are so if you are none of the above then you have nothing to worry about!

    The questions I was asked (and my OH too I assume but he couldn’t remember…typical) were mine and OH’s full name, DOB, address, length of time at address, occupation, father’s names and occupations, where we are getting married and when, if we have been married before and I think that was it!

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 18:36

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    FutureMrsJ:

    Naboo, out of interest, how did you give notice without going in and having an interview? Did you just call them up?

     

    Scotland's rules always seem better than ours LOL!

     

     

    I just checked today and how it works up here is 6-8 weeks before they send you out the application form and you send it back, job done!!!!! 

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 18:44

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    Haha Raef and LakeGardaBride I got my OH's job wrong too. But it's in the system now and we have to change it later on I think.

    Regarding the 'are you related thing' do they have to ask that? They asked us and we were clearly not similar looking at all - OH being Indian and me Vietnamese. For crying out loud, our nose shapes were a dead give-away!

     

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 19:46

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    MrsBear2b:

    Haha Raef and LakeGardaBride I got my OH's job wrong too. But it's in the system now and we have to change it later on I think.

    Regarding the 'are you related thing' do they have to ask that? They asked us and we were clearly not similar looking at all - OH being Indian and me Vietnamese. For crying out loud, our nose shapes were a dead give-away!

     

    LOL I know! But I guess they have to ask EVERYONE by law. They asked us too. It's to avoid people marrying relatives.  I know that in your case it would have been impossible NOT to spot that you were not related but who knows, you could be half-siblings?? LOL

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 19:49

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    Oh its so easy.  You go in together to begin with just to confirm your wedding venue and date, time etc.  Then you have to have a separate interview.. you both get asked the same questions but separately.  Just things like your date of birth, place of birth, ethnic origin, address, all that kind of thing.  Standard stuff.  They wont ask you anything you wont know the answer to.. Laugh

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 20:39

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    All we had to do was go in, get a form, fill it in and pay some money - simples!!

    There are some up sides to living in Scotland! lol

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2011 20:51

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    Ours was a real interrogation lol... seriously thats how it seemed, we were interviewed seperately and asked loads of questions, it really made us both nervous. When we gave notice there had neen a lot of fake marriages reported in our area and immigration had caught loads at a church so maybe that was why. Surprise

  • Posted: 7 Apr 2011 8:41

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    massuch:

    FutureMrsJ:

    Naboo, out of interest, how did you give notice without going in and having an interview? Did you just call them up?

     

     

    Scotland's rules always seem better than ours LOL!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I just checked today and how it works up here is 6-8 weeks before they send you out the application form and you send it back, job done!!!!! 

     

     

    Woop, I have done that so im all good!! cheers massuch

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