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FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1903

ACT No. XIV OF 1903

23rd October, 1903

An Act to give effect to the Foreign Marriages Order in Council, 1903.

Whereas it is expedient to give effect to the Foreign Marriages Order in Council, 1903 ; It is hereby enacted as follows :-

  1. Short title, extent and application.- (1) This Act may be called the Foreign Marriage Act, 1903.

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

 

(3) It applies also to all citizens of Pakistan and to all persons in the service of Government whether citizens of Pakistan or not, in any Acceding State.

2. Notice of marriage intended to be solemnized under 55 & 56 Vict., c. 23.-(1) Notice in writing of a marriage which it is intended to solemnize under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1892, may be given by one of the parties intending such marriage, to

(a) Marriage Registrar appointed under the Christian Marriage Act, 1872, where either of such parties is a person professing the Christian religion ;

(b) a District Magistrate, or Political Agent, where neither of such parties is a person professing the Christian religion :
Provided that the party giving such notice as aforesaid shall have had his usual place of abode for not less than three consecutive weeks immediately preceding the giving of notice within the local limits of the area for which the Marriage Registrar, Magistrate or Political Agent to whom the notice is given, if appointed.

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