THIS LIFE JERSEY The legalities of marriage, birth and bereavement
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Welcome Getting married in Jersey Arranging your marriage Civil marriages Converting your civil partnerships to a marriage Arranging a civil partnership for non Jersey residents Choosing your marriage Celebrant Marriage name change checklist Listing of approved premises Jersey churches Freedom to marry declaration Registering the birth of your child
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Welcome Welcome to This Life Jersey, we hope you find it informative and useful in navigating your life changing event.
There have been recent major changes in marriage legislation which bring Jersey into line with other forward thinking societies. These changes include the allowance of same-sex marriage.
For further information about all of the States of Jersey services mentioned in this publication, please refer to the gov.je website – www.gov.je/LifeEvents and follow the links. This is especially important for up to date information about premises approved for ceremonies, names and addresses of parish registrars. Any enquiries about the registration service – whether arranging a marriage or civil partnership, researching births and deaths or ordering certificates – can be made at 10 Royal Square, St Helier.
The office is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (The office will be closed 1pm to 2pm)
00 44 1534 441335 SIR@gov.je gov.je (www.gov.je/registrar) Telephone: Email:
Arranging ceremonies is a very large part of what the office of the Registrar does – and everyone at the office of the Superintendent Registrar is there to help and advice. We hope this publication will help you with your choices.
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Getting married in Jersey
Law draftsman have been issued instructions to amend the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 paving the way for same sex couples to get married in Jersey.
The changes to the law will also allow couples to marry in open air ceremonies. In addition, the amended law makes it significantly easier for people to organise their wedding in Jersey, including overseas visitors who want to get married on beaches and in the open air and allow couples more choice about the music and content of their civil marriage ceremonies. Anyone can get married in Jersey where there are three different types of marriages:
Civil marriage Religious marriage Anglican marriage Civil and religious marriage
If you want a civil or religious marriage, the marriage process is the same for residents and non-residents, except that non-residents: â€˘ must provide a Certificate of Freedom to Marry â€˘ may need a visa
This includes non-residents who are marrying Jersey residents.
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Getting married in an Anglican church If you want to get married in an Anglican church, the marriage will be celebrated either by banns (the public announcement made by the church of your intention to marry) or by licence of the Dean.
You’ll need to make all arrangements through the Church of England – the rector or vicar of the church where you want to get married will tell you what to do.
If you want to get married outside your parish, you may be asked to attend that church regularly before your wedding date.
Getting married in an non-Anglican church
If you want to get married in a nonAnglican church, you should contact the priest or minister at that church first. However, you’ll still need to contact the Superintendent Registrar to get a marriage licence. If you’re not a Jersey resident, you will need to make special preparations to plan your civil or non-Anglican wedding here.
How old do I have to be before I can get married?
You can't get married in Jersey if you are under 16. If you are aged between 16 to 18 you'll need written consent from both your parents or guardians. If your parents or guardians live in Jersey they'll have to give their consent in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar. If they live outside Jersey they'll need to fill in a special form which is provided by the Superintendent Registrar.
I am not a UK citizen. Can I get married in Jersey?
If you (or your partner) are not United Kingdom citizens, you need to make sure that the laws in your own country are observed, so that your marriage in Jersey is recognised in your own country. You should seek the advice of the consul for your own country.
If you are a citizen from outside the European Union or European Economic Area, and you wish to marry a British citizen, you should make sure your immigration status allows you to marry. You must also check that you have the necessary immigration clearance before coming to Jersey.
There is more information about this on the States of Jersey websire at www.gov.je/Travel/ InformationAdvice/ Visitors/Pages/NonEUEEA.aspx
Can I have a samesex marriage in Jersey?
Yes, same-sex couples can marry in Jersey after a new law was passed by the States Assembly.
Can I get married in the open air in Jersey? Yes, open air marriage is permitted in Jersey after a new law was passed by the States Assembly.
Jersey is the perfect location to get married, whether you live here or not.
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Arranging your marriage
Once you’ve decided on the date when you want to get married in the Register Office or approved premises, you should go to the Register Office to make a booking.
give you a letter confirming your provisional booking for marriage. This means that you can then apply to the Home Office to get your marriage visa.
If you don’t live in Jersey, you should email/write to the Superintendent Registrar with your names, your address(es) and an idea of the date and place of your proposed marriage. Bookings are taken up to a year ahead, but the Superintendent Registrar is always happy to advise on what to do if you are planning further ahead.
Apply to give notice to marry in Jersey You need to apply to the Superintendent Registrar (SIR) to give notice to have a civil or religious marriage in Jersey.
Your application should be completed by yourself, your partner or a third party if you’re using a wedding planner. You need to bring copies of all the required supporting evidence and submit your application a maximum of 12 months before your wedding day.
You need to bring these orginal documents:
The application costs £200 this includes giving notice, you need to include this with your application form. This is nonrefundable.
• standard birth certificate or adoption certificate • passport • utility bill in both names (dated within 3 months) • all decree absolutes (if applicable) • death certificates of any former spouse (if applicable) • deed poll (if applicable)
Your application must include the following:
• date and time of your wedding • approved location of your wedding • name of your marriage celebrant
If you don’t live in Jersey, you need to state on your application whether you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national. If you're not an EU, EEA or Swiss National, we'll
Documents required to complete the Application for marriage form You will need to submit the following documents along with this form.
• birth certificate • passport • proof of address dated within the last three months (eg utility bill, bank statement, rental agreement, mortgage statement) • deed poll (only applicable if one of the party has previously changed their name, not including through marriage) • proof of any previous marriages or civil partnerships (eg marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate, divorce absolute, death certificate)
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Give notice to marry
At least eight weeks before your wedding day both you and your partner need to: • sign the Freedom to Marry Declaration • complete a Notice of Intended Marriage Form
You can do this at our office or we can send it to you. Once you have completed this we'll enter your details into the notice to marry book. To give notice, you and your partner must have:
• lived at your current address for at least seven days before you give notice • given original or certified copies of the required supporting evidence to us • signed a Freedom to Marry Declaration • completed a Notice of Intended Marriage Form
We publish your notice to marry We will publish your notice to marry at our office and on the gov.je website.
Request a marriage schedule
Changing your notice to marry
To get your marriage schedule you and your partner must visit our office 3 to 10 days before your wedding day to:
• it is more than 26 days before your wedding date • you pay a fee of £50 (any fees paid to us are non-refundable) • Apply to change your notice to marry
Once your notice to marry has been published, you need to arrange your marriage schedule. This is the legal document that allows you to marry.
• sign a Signature Verifier Form • have a photo taken of you both • confirm the name of your marriage celebrant • provide your Certificate of Freedom to Marry (if applicable) • pay the Marriage Schedule fee of £300 to £550
Once this is complete we will issue the marriage schedule and three copies of your marriage certificate along with the Signature Verifier Form and photo to your marriage celebrant.
You can make changes to the date, time or location set out in your notice to marriage if:
Getting married in special circumstances
If you need to get married in special circumstances, contact us. Special circumstances can include if either you or your partner are:
• dying • housebound • detained in prison / in hospital / in other secure facility
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A civil marriage is solemnized by a civil marriage celebrant. It must include the marriage vows which are defined in law.
A civil marriage can’t include any religious ritual or religious service, such as prayers religious worship and religious symbols. However, you can have: • hymns and songs (including those that include religious references) readings from bibles or other holy books • vows or statements of commitment that include religious references (providing they don’t replicate a religious marriage ceremony)
The civil marriage celebrant:
• is responsible for making sure that a civil wedding doesn’t include religious ritual or service • may refuse a couple’s request to include certain things if the marriage celebrant believes they are acts of religious ritual or service must agree (with the couple) to the content and format of the ceremony in writing • may share the content or format with the Superintendent Registrar if they have any concerns
Religious marriage (not including Anglican marriage)
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• include the marriage vows which are defined in law • include the ritual or religious service of the religious organisation You will need to discuss this with your chosen authorised religious official.
Anglican marriages have different legal requirements to other religious marriages and civil marriages. If you wish to marry in a Church of England church in Jersey, you should contact the church directly as they will administer your marriage.
If you are converting a civil partnership to a marriage, you do not need witnesses.
An Anglican marriage ceremony will be in accordance with Anglican religious rites.
Time of your marriage ceremony You can get married, or convert your civil partnership to marriage, Monday to Sunday, at any time between 8am & 7pm.
Vows (civil and religious marriage ceremonies)
When you marry, or covert your marriage to a civil partnership, you and your partner will need to make vows to each other. These vows are set out in law and cannot be altered, except that you may choose whether you refer to your partner as your husband, wife or spouse. Whilst you must say the vows, you are not legally married until you, your partner, your witnesses (if required) and marriage celebrant have all signed your marriage schedule or your conversion declaration form. There are different vows for a marriage ceremony and for a conversion of a civil partnership to a marriage.
You must have two witnesses to your marriage. You can choose who the witnesses are. They will need to sign the marriage schedule and the certificates to marriage during the wedding ceremony.
You can't get married in Jersey if you are
• under 16 years old • under 18 without parental or a legal guardian consent • already married or in a civil partnership (unless you are converting your civil partnership to a marriage • marrying someone in your immediate family or adoptive family or former adoptive family • If you are related in anyway to your intended spouse, check with the Superintendent Registrar surrounding the laws.
You don’t need a visa to come to Jersey or to get married in Jersey if you’re a: • British national • European Economic Area (EEA) national • Swiss national • If you’re a visa national
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You can get married in Jersey if the visa:
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• grants permission to enter Jersey • is endorsed with permission to marry Visa Nationals counties include Thailand and South Africa.
If you’re a non-visa national
You need a visa to get married in Jersey but don’t need a visa to visit Jersey. Nonvisa national countries include the United States of America.
For information about applying for visas for marriage, contact the Jersey Immigration Office.
Supporting evidence Marriage Your application to give notice to marriage will need to be accompanied by:
• Your birth certificate or adoption certificate (your full certificate is required, not a short version copy • Your passport or national identity. This will need to be endorsed with your visa if you a require a visa • Deed poll certificate if you have one • A utility bill or bank statement showing your name and home address (this must be less than three months old) • If previously married, your decree absolute/s • If previously in a civil partnership, your dissolution certificate • If your previous spouse or civil partnership has died, their death certificate
All documents must:
• Provided in relation to you and your partner • be valid (i.e., have not expired) be in English or French. If not they must be accompanied by a certified translation You can provide copies of this evidence alongside your application but, before the Superintendent Registrar can issue the marriage schedule you and your partner must both go in person to the office of the Superintendent Registrar and provide either original copies or certified copies.
You and your partner can go to the office separately or together.
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Converting your civil partnership to a marriage You need to bring these original documents:
You, your partner or a wedding planner can apply to convert your civil partnership to a marriage. When you convert your civil partnership to marriage, your civil partnership will no longer exist and you will be recognised as married from the date of your civil partnership. You will need to:
• provide all the required documents • submit the documents no more than 12 months before the day you want to convert and no less then three days • have lived at your place of residence, in Jersey or elsewhere, for at least seven days before you submit your application If you apply in person and request a conversion declaration form at the same time, you can have conversion to marriage three days later.
You need to apply to the Superintendent Registrar (SIR) to convert your civil partnership to marriage in Jersey. You must be in a valid civil partnership that is recognised in Jersey law.
• civil partnership certificate • passport • utility bill in both names (dated within 3 months) • standard birth certificate of adoption certificate
If you don’t live in Jersey, you need to state on your application whether you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national. If you're not an EU, EEA or Swiss National, we'll give you a letter confirming your provisional booking for marriage. This means that you can then apply to the Home Office to get your marriage visa. The conversion for marriage are free until the 30 June 2020.
Request a conversion declaration form
Once your application has been approved, you can be given a conversion declaration form between three and 10 days before the day you want to convert. To issue your conversion declaration form, you and your partner need to visit us to:
• provide original or certified copies of the required documents that accompanied your application form • sign a Signature Verifier Form sign a Declaration of Freedom to Convert to Marriage
We will then produce the conversion declaration form and three copies of your marriage certificate.
Choose your type of conversion
You can choose how you want to convert. You can either have a full marriage ceremony or sign the documents in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar (administrative conversion) at our office. If you want a marriage ceremony, you need to book the location and the marriage celebrant of your choice.
We will issue your conversion declaration and marriage certificates to your chosen marriage celebrant.
You, your partner and the marriage celebrant will exchange vows and sign the conversion declaration form and the marriage certificates. When you sign these certificates, you'll officially be married. As you're already in a civil partnership, you don't need any witnesses. After your conversion, the celebrant will give you two copies of the marriage certificate. The conversion declaration form will be placed in the conversion register in the parish where your conversion took place.
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Organising an administrative conversion If you want an administrative conversion, you and your partner need to do the following in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar: • make your conversion vows to each other • sign the conversion declaration form • sign your marriage certificates
As this will be an administrative conversion, no guests are permitted.
Converted marriage in other countries
Not all countries recognise a converted marriage as a legal marriage. If you want to convert to marriage but are considering living or buying property abroad, you should seek legal advice in the relevant country.
Who can have a civil partnership You can have a civil partnership if:
• you are a same sex couple • it's conducted by the States of Jersey Superintendent Registrar • it's conducted in a location approved for civil partnerships • it takes place between 8am and 7pm You can't have a civil partnership if:
• you are under 18 without written consent from each of your parents or guardians • if you or your partner are under the age of 16 • your wedding location is open air • you have any religious content in your ceremony
How to get a civil partnership licence
You need to visit us to get a licence. Bring the following with you:
• the date, time and location of your civil partnership ceremony • you and your partner’s full birth certificates • change of name documents (if applicable)
• your divorce decree absolute / dissolution of civil partnership (if applicable) • the death certificate of your late spouse / civil partner (if applicable) • translations into English if any of the above documents are in another language, accompanied with the original. The documents must be originals or certified copies issued by the Office of the Superintendent Registrar, similar authority from another country or court.
Giving notice to enter a civil partnership
You must give notice at least two clear weeks before your ceremony. The maximum period of notice is three months. You need to bring the following into our office:
• any documentation you were instructed to provide • the fee of £70 We will enter your notice into the civil partnership notice book, and your names wil be publicly displayed in our office and online.
Collecting your licence for a civil partnership
You can collect your licence for civil partnership two weeks before but no later than three working days before your ceremony. At least seven days of the notice period must have expired before you can collect it. To collect your licence:
• visit our office • bring any documentation you were instructed to provide • pay the fee
Meeting the registrar
You need to meet the registrar of the parish your civil partnership ceremony is taking place in to give them your licence and all the documents that you received from us. Please see page 51 for contact details
Cost of a civil partnership
Cost if notice is given in person
Civil partnership ceremony in the Office of the Superintendent Registrar, total fees £70 notice £130 to £230 licence £60 certificate
Civil partnership ceremony in other approved premises, extra charges may apply £70 notice £145 to £165 licence £60 certificate
Cost if notice is given by non Jersey resident
Civil partnership ceremony in the Office of the Superintendent Registrar, total fees £130 booking fee £70 notice £130 to £230 licence £60 certificate
Civil partnership ceremony in other approved premises, extra charges may apply £130 booking fee £70 notice £145 to £165 licence £60 certificate
Cash or debit cards are accepted in person. If you're applying from outside the island you can send a cheque made payable to 'Treasurer of the States'. • Fees will be charged at each stage of arranging your civil partnership ceremony, you cannot pay in advance. • Approved premises may have extra charges. • Any fees paid to the Superintendent Registrar are non refundable.
Arranging a civil partnership for non Jersey residents
You should start the process at least two months before the date of your civil partnership ceremony.
You’ll need to provide the following details for you and your partner to us: • • • •
your full names your address when and where you would like to have your civil partnership ceremony
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visas regardless of the purpose of their stay in Jersey. The Jersey visa requirements are the same as the UK visa requirements. You can find out if you need a visa by visiting the UK visas website. Schengen visas are not valid in Jersey.
You should start the process at least two months before the date of your civil partnership ceremony.
You’ll need to provide the following details for you and your partner to us: • your full names • your address • when and where you would like to have your civil partnership ceremony
Non EU or EEA citizens
If you or your partner are not UK citizens or citizens of member states of the European Economic Area (EEA), make sure you follow the laws in your own country,
so that your civil partnership in Jersey is recognised there.
If you’re a citizen from outside the EU or EEA, and you wish to enter into a civil partnership with a British citizen, make sure your immigration status allows you to do so. You must also check that you have the necessary immigration clearance before coming to Jersey.
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Do I need a visa?' on Gov.uk website There are certain requirements you need to
meet in a number of different categories in order to enter Jersey. Detailed information on the requirements to be met by visitors to the Island can be found in the Jersey Immigration Rules.
Entry as a visitor for the purpose of marriage or to enter into a civil partnership
You will have to meet all of the requirements detailed for entry as a general visitor (see above). However, if you want to visit Jersey to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you will need to show that you:
• hold a valid visa for entry in this capacity • intend to give notice of marriage or civil partnership, or marry or form a civil partnership, in Jersey within the period for which entry is sought • can produce satisfactoryevidence, if required to do so, of the arrangements for giving notice of marriage or civil partnership, or for your wedding ceremony or civil partnership ceremony to take place, in Jersey during the period for which entry is sought
Jersey residents getting married abroad Contact the marriage authorities of the country that you want to get married in and ask what they need.
Leave plenty of time to contact them as each country has different requirements and timeframes.
Apply to give notice to marry
You will need to apply to give notice to marry as if you were getting married in Jersey. State on your application you're applying for a certificate of no impediment.
If you both live in Jersey, you both need to ask for a certificate of no impediment and you both need to give notice.
Apply for a certificate of no impediment You may need to give evidence that you are free to marry by providing a document called a certificate of no impediment.
25 days after you give notice to marry, contact us to issue your certificate of no impediment.
The certificate costs £100 and it is valid for three months from the date you give notice to marry. Check with the country you're getting married in what time frames are required for your certificate of no impediment.
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Choosing your marriage celebrant
Your marriage celebrant must be:
• authorised to marry people in Jersey • included on the list of authorised celebrants listed below
Marriage celebrants Anne Sugden Tel: Tel:
+44 (0) 1534 742609 +44 (0) 7797 726294
+44 (0) 7797 849240
+44 (0) 1534 862099 +44 (0) 7797 777659
+44 (0) 1534 861416 +44 (0) 7797 780474
Allison Cross Beth Lloyd
Brenda Cochrane Gill Hayes
Tel: +44 (0) 7797 729115
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 741537 Tel: +44 (0) 7797 727174
Tel: +44 (0) 7797 795246
Tel: +44 (0) 7797 745307
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 499696 Tel: +44 (0) 7797 750075
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Tel: +44 (0) 7797 718187
Tel: +44 (0) 7700 871000
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Tel: +44 (0) 1534 484799 Tel: +44 (0) 7797 823459
Tel: +44 (0) 7797 715999
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 840773 Tel: +44 (0) 7797 710715
When you book your marriage celebrant you need to pay them directly, this an additional fee to your application to get married.
Marriage celebrants are self employed but are authorised and regulated by the Superintendent Registrar, they charge different rates and offer a range of services.
What your marriage celebrant must do Before your wedding ceremony All civil and religious marriage celebrants must publish their fees.
Your civil marriage celebrant must agree the form and content of your wedding ceremony with you before your wedding day. They must make sure it complies with the law. Your marriage celebrant needs to collect all documents and certificates that must be signed during your wedding ceremony from the Office of the Superintendent Registrar.
On the day of your wedding ceremony
When performing your marriage, all civil and religious marriage celebrants must:
• be at your wedding location at least one hour before the wedding and throughout the ceremony • ensure that no food and drink is consumed at the wedding location for one hour before the ceremony, until the end of the ceremony • ensure that the wedding takes place within the boundaries of the approved location, as set out in the register of approved locations, and is separate from other unrelated activities (for example, if the wedding is in a room in a hotel, caterers can’t set up tables in the same room whilst the wedding is taking place) • ensure the details of wedding display notice is in place least one hour before the wedding and throughout the ceremony
After your wedding ceremony
You will be given 2 copies of your marriage certificate to take away with you. Your marriage celebrant will return all other documents to us which will be entered into the Island's records.
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Marriage name change checklist
Social Security Department
To change your health card, you should call into the Social Security Department with the following: • your old health card • your original marriage certificate (or a certified copy) • photographic ID (ie driving licence or passport)
the allowances and exemption thresholds are different for a married couple.
We will need to see a certified photocopy of your marriage certificate.
you apply to change your name. The documents we need to see will depend on why or how you change your name – you’ll find details on this page.
The application form, cost and processing time is the same as for renewing your passport.
If you are travelling abroad soon after getting married, we recommend that you book your trip in your current name and
Marriage or civil partnership and changing your name.
If your name changes you must get your passport changed. The name on your passport must be your legal name.
Renewing your passport
There is no legal requirement to take your partner’s name, but if you choose to then you must use that name on your
Call into the Social Security Department with the following:
passport (and for all other official purposes).
• your old registration card • your original marriage certificate (or a certified copy) • photographic ID (ie driving licence or passport)
If you change your name through marriage or civil partnership, you must include your marriage or civil partnership certificate with your passport application.
If you are receiving a benefit from the Social Security Department it is important that you come in to see us with your original marriage certificate (or a certified copy) as soon as possible. We will then update your marital status and any change of name on our system. If other circumstances, eg your living circumstances, have also changed, you may be asked to fill out the necessary forms.
When you marry you should notify tax. Jersey income tax takes marital status into account when calculating your liability, and
wait until you return to apply for your new passport. If you have booked your trip in your new name, please contact us for advice.
Applying to change the name in your passport If you need to change the name in your passport, you must complete a passport application form. You can collect a form from Maritime House or any parish hall or post office. You must provide certain documents when
Going back to your maiden or unmarried
If you have gone back to your maiden (unmarried) name, you must include the following with your passport application:
• your birth certificate, or decree absolute if it shows the link between your present name and your maiden name • a signed statement from you, saying that you have gone back to your maiden name and that you will use this name for all purposes
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If you Driving licence have a driving licence, you will need have visas Iftoyou apply for a new one in your new name. You can do this in person at your parish in your hall. Take the following items with you: • a colour photograph passport • your current driving licence
Changing your name by deed poll
If you change your name for any other reason, you must provide your original change of name deed (deed poll) and statutory declaration with your passport application.
If you have changed your name more than once, we may ask to see evidence of all changes.
Any visas in your current passport may become invalid when you apply to have your name changed in your passport. This is because we cancel your current passport and issue you a new one. You should ask the consulate or embassy that issued the visa if you can use an unexpired visa in a cancelled passport. If you can’t, you must reapply for the visa for your new passport.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website has foreign embassies in the UK.
• your original marriage certificate (or a certified copy) • Vehicle Registration Document
If you own a vehicle you will need to change your details on your vehicle registration document. Fill in your new name and if necessary your new address details and sign box 1 on the reverse side of the document.
Deliver your document to Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) at La Collette and a new document will be sent to you by post. There is no charge for this service.
Even if you don't have a driving licence, you should notify your parish of any change of name. You can do this by calling in at your parish hall with your original marriage certificate (or a certified copy).
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Marriage ceremonies can only take place at an approved location for marriage.
If you are planning to get married at a venue not on the approved locations list you can apply to have a location approved for marriage. An application can be for a single ceremony or for a three year approval for a general marriage venue.
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Elim Pentecostal Church
Vauxhall Street, St Helier.
Stopford Road, St Helier.
Georgetown, St Saviour.
Tel. 01534 879611
Tel. 01534 721054
Tel. 01534 728900
Church of England
Religious Society of Friends
Church House, Church Street, St Helier.
Tel. 01534 720001
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints La Rue de la Vallee, St Mary.
Tel. 01534 865925
Christian Centre, Victoria St., St.Helier.
Tel. 01534 768957
Greater World Spiritualist Church 13 Dorset Street, St Helier.
Tel. 01534 739528
71 Colomberie, St Helier.
Tel. 01534 766156
Roman Catholic Church 17 Val Plaisant, St Helier.
Tel. 01534 720735
Church of Scotland
Jersey Independent Evangelical
The Salvation Army
St Columba, Midvale Road, St Helier.
Halkett Place, St Helier.
Tel. 01534 730659
Tel. 01534 744984
Tel. 01534 735472
Communicare Church Centre
Jersey Jewish Congregation
Anglican/Methodist Chapel, St Brelade.
La Petite Route des Mielles, St Brelade.
Tel. 01534 742302
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The Citadel, Minden Place, St Helier.
United Reform Church United Reform Church, Sion, St John.
Tel. 01534 861386
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A venue with a (musical) difference
On a leafy lane in St Saviour, one of the island's finest properties is leading a remarkable double-life. The property of Chateau Vermont simultaneously provides a beautiful and private venue for weddings and events, with a luxurious private gym and spa tucked away on-site, along with a stunning home for a musical centre of excellence dedicated to the islandâ€™s children and young musicians.
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Operating after school and on some weekends, the academy currently has 400 children attending on a weekly basis for music lessons with a team of twenty instrumental teachers specialising in strings, woodwind, brass, piano, percussion, and pre-school music groups. However, these music lessons are actually only the tip of the iceberg. The academy’s remarkable provision of ‘Projects and Events’ aims to create a regular series of educational activities to inspire the island’s youngsters, often involving unusual performance venues, visiting musicians, and frequently operating in partnership with the Jersey Music Service. A particularly interesting element of the academy’s activities are the links forged with overseas musical institutions, putting Jersey on the musical map worldwide. Various projects have taken place with some of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, including the Royal College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This has led to regular visits from specialist teachers, sometimes accompanied by
their own outstanding music students, to provide masterclasses and concert opportunities for the local children.
The diversity of overseas links led to the creation of the Jersey International Masterclasses, a summer music course run by the academy in partnership with the Royal College of Music. Last year the masterclasses attracted over forty music college students from thirteen different countries including China, Singapore, America, Spain, and Sweden, and thirty local young musicians participated in the under-18 programme which formed an integral part of the event. Looking to the future, with tours planned to the Junior Academy (Lilla Akademien) of Stockholm, and a new exchange programme established with Wells Cathedral School, the future looks very exciting for Jersey’s young musicians. Yet venue hire remains one of the key foundations to enable the academy to continue creating exciting and ground-breaking musical initiatives. At Chateau Vermont your wedding truly does make a musical difference!
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The real key to living ‘happily ever after’ If you are at the Registry Office because you are planning your wedding - congratulations! This will be a time of hope and excitement for you both. The idea of a pre-nup may have crossed your mind but you may be pushing it to the bottom of your wedding to-do-list because it can be a tricky question to broach. It could, however, save you a lot of heartache, stress and legal fees further down the line if your marriage were to come to an end.
Since a UK Supreme Court ruling in 2010, it has been accepted that the family law courts there and also in Jersey should uphold prenuptial agreements provided they are properly executed. To satisfy that test, and hold persuasive force, the agreement must: • • • •
Have been entered into voluntarily; With the benefit of legal advice; With material disclosure of each other’s financial affairs; and In good time before the wedding (not later than 28 days prior).
The most difficult thing therefore is having the conversation to say that you would like a pre-nup. Having said that, it is increasingly common. More than anything, a pre-nup gives you both the security of knowing that your break-up, if it ever came to that, will be guided by the fairness you felt when you loved each other most, rather than what you may feel to be fair at the point of no return. The importance of that cannot be underestimated for the two of you as well as any children you may have at that point. A pre-nup in many ways really does epitomise the idea of living ‘happily ever after’.
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Freedom to Marry declaration
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A Certificate of Freedom to Marry is a document that provides official confirmation of any marriage or civil partnership that you’ve entered into in that country. It’s issued by the marriage authority in the country where you’ve lived no more than three months before the date of marriage.
Different countries call it different things, for example, a no trace letter, or statement of civil status.
If the certificate includes an expiry date, it must expire after the date of your marriage. The certificate should contain you and your partner’s:
• • • • •
full name civil status address occupation period of your residence at your home address
It should also contain:
• the date and full address of your wedding • sworn declaration by a marriage authority stating that you’re free to marry in that country If you don’t live in Jersey You need a Certificate of Freedom to Marry, regardless of whether you: • • • •
need a visa live in the UK have previously lived in Jersey but no longer live here
Contact the marriage authority in country where you live. If you live in the UK, that will be your local marriage registrar. If you live in a country that doesn’t provide certificates of freedom to marry contact the Superintendent Registrar for advice.
Some marriage authorities require you to
give notice to get married in that country before they issue a Certificate of Freedom to Marry, so make sure you leave enough time and plan ahead.
You don’t usually require a Certificate of Freedom to Marry if you live in Jersey. However, the Superintendent Registrar may ask you to provide one if: • you’ve lived in Jersey for less than two years • the Superintendent Registrar thinks it’s necessary to do further checks When to give your certificate to the Superintendent Registrar
You should give your certificate to the Superintendent Registrar when you attend your appointment to obtain a Marriage Schedule. This appointment is usually three to ten days before your marriage date.
Changing your notice to marry You can make changes to the date, time or location set out in your notice to marriage if: • it is more than 30 days before your wedding date • you pay a fee of £50 • Apply to change your notice to marry If you want to make changes less than 30 days before your wedding, you need to contact the Superintendent Registrar for more information. Late changes can only be made in exceptional circumstances. When planning your marriage ceremony, you will need to consider:
• the content of your ceremony • what time you want to get married your vows • your witnesses
The content of a marriage ceremony will depend on what type of marriage you are having.
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Your first point of contact regarding medical and health advice, saving you time and money whilst freeing up A&E and GPs. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am - 9.30pm Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 9.30pm Telephone: 01534 734698/519286 E-mail: Rosevillepharmacy@outlook.com
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7 Roseville Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4PJ.
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your child You should register the birth of your child with the registrar of the parish in which they were born.
Your child's information will automatically be passed from the Maternity Unit to the Social Security Department, where they will create a record for your child and assign them a unique social security number (SSN).
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You will be given your child's social security number when you go to register the birth with the Parish Registrar. The registrar will update your child's social security record with the correct details (eg your chosen names) and attach a copy of the birth certificate. You don't have to visit the Social Security Department. The following departments will receive confirmation of your child's birth:
â€˘ Child Health: so that your child's records can be updated on their system with the correct information and to make sure that they can contact you in the future,eg for child immunisations etc â€˘ Social Security Department: they will be notified of new births. If you receive Income Support, your claim will be updated. If you need any further services which require proof of your child's birth, then you won't need to provide copies of the birth certificate. However, you may need to complete further application forms for certain services
â€˘ Taxes Office: they will receive confirmation of your child's birth, so you will not need to give them a copy of the birth certificate. You'll still need to contact them to discuss the allocation of child allowance Other departments may be part of the process in the future.
Registering a birth with the registrar
When and how to register a birth If your baby is born in Jersey, you must register the birth within 21 days. The birth must be registered with the registrar of the parish in which the child was born.
If the birth is not registered within 21 days, the birth must be registered in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar, as well as the registrar of the parish in which the baby was born.
This is a 'late registration' and a fee will be charged. You will need to give the Superintendent Registrar the reason for the delay in registering the birth. It is your responsibility as the parents to register the birth of your child. If you are unable to register the birth, the responsibility falls to those who were present at the birth and the people in whose care the child may have been placed.
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Married parents registering a birth If you're married, either parent may register the birth.
Unmarried parents registering a birth If you're not married, both of you must attend for the father's details to be entered into the register. If the father's details aren't entered at the time of registration, it may be possible to do so at a later date.
Your child's surname You can choose which name to be registered as your child's surname, regardless of marital status.
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However, if you can't jointly choose a surname for the child, the law determines what the surname registered will be:
the father's surname if the mother and father are married to each other at the time of the child's birth
the mother's maiden surname if the mother and father aren't married to each other at the time of the child's birth and have not subsequently married
Getting a birth certificate It's free to register a birth if it's done so within 21 days of your baby being born. You can get a certified extract from the register (a birth certificate) from the registrar of the parish in which the baby was born. A full birth certificate costs £20 and a shortened form birth certificate costs £5.
All fees are subject to increase and you will need to check with the parish registrar when registering your baby what the current fee is. Still births - You must register a stillbirth with the relevant parish registrar within five days.
If the stillbirth occurred in St Helier, you can book an appointment with the registrar by phoning +44 (0) 1534 811088. You'll find contact details for all other parish registrars on p. 51.
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Registering your child with Social Security Social Security is now trying to register everyone from birth. To register your child if s/he was not registered at birth, you’ll need to come in with their original birth certificate. They will allocate them a Social Security number which you’ll need any time you take your child to the doctors or pick up a prescription for them. Parents or guardians can register a child up until the age of 16, after which they’ll need to come in and register themselves.
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palliative care pathway with life limiting and life threatening conditions. Collectively these services support Jersey’s child population.
Rapid Response and Reablement team consists of trainee Advanced Practitioner Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, an Occupational Therapist, a Physiotherapist, a Social Worker and a range of Support Workers. They offer rapid assessments for clients with physical and or social care acute needs on a time limited basis, to enable patients to remain in their own homes. The team also supports patients with reablement. All these services are provided free of charge to Islanders and are accessed by referral from a healthcare professional.
Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) are proud to have provided community nursing and home care services to the people of Jersey for well over a century, becoming part of the fabric of our society, and a cherished charity that has touched the lives of many Islanders.
Today the organisation continues to develop and grow from strength to strength. Nurses and carers continue to provide the highest quality care, delivering services from pre-birth to end of life for both children and adults, and have supported over 25,000 clients during 2018 alone. FNHC’s vision is to serve the people of Jersey by providing the right care by the right person at the right time. Our staff promote health and wellbeing to enable people to maintain their independence and live in their own homes for longer, whilst supporting children to grow, develop and live healthy lives.
District Nursing Services provide nursing care to people within their own homes, supporting house bound patients with a range of services from simple wound management to end of life care. Clinics operate from New Era and St Peter to offer nursing services to patients who are more mobile and can leave their home.
Much of the nursing care received in hospital can be delivered within a home environment. District Nurses are the main provider of home based end of life care in Jersey. All nursing care is free of charge and can be accessed by referral from a professional to FNHC.
Child and Family Services consists of Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, School Nurses, Community Paediatric Nurses and Paediatric Care Workers. These diverse nursing disciplines
enable FNHC's child and family division to deliver universal services, accessible to all children and their families. Where there is additional need or adversity faced by families, enhanced services are put in place. In practice all new families receive a health visiting service and are seen at home. Child health clinics and groups are also available. Each health visiting team delivers programmes that meet the needs of children which include MECSH (an intensive health visiting programme), Baby Steps (perinatal parent education programme) and UNICEF breast feeding initiatives.
The School Nursing Team provide services for school age children and are allocated to specific schools. They provide additional support for children who are unwell or have complex needs, supporting children to have access to their education. FNHC’s Community Paediatric Nurses deliver a wide range of care to children in a wide range of settings. They support children on the children’s
Home Care Services have recently restructured as a not for profit business which remains under the umbrella of Family Nursing & Home Care. They offer a wide range of services from help with shopping and appointments through to end of life care. Person centred packages are tailored to each individual’s needs in collaboration with other multidisciplinary teams if required.
The Charity has seen the arrival of a new CEO and Chairman, and an extension to the Committee, with new members being drawn from different areas of expertise. Together they join an established Senior Management Team of highly trained professionals. This team will work collaboratively to deliver their new five year strategy which focuses on safe, caring, responsive, well led services that are delivered in partnerships with others. FNHC is first and foremost a charity with ambition to become the provider of choice, the employer of choice, and the partner of choice, putting people at the heart of all we do. We rely on the generous donations of Islanders to continue to offer additional services within the community, including specialist posts and equipment. Funding is secured through grants, including commissioned services by the States of Jersey, membership subscriptions, donations, corporate sponsorship, fundraising events and legacies.
To find out more about our services, how to support us with fundraising activities or to make a donation please get in touch on (01534) 443600.
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Bereavement The death of a loved one is a very difficult and distressing time. When someone dies you may have a lot to deal with during a time when you are likely to be grieving. For example, you may have to pay tax and sort through financial matters, such as the deceased's estate (property, possessions, money and investments).
A counselling service is available through Jersey’s health department. This service is free, private and confidential. There is also a voluntary bereavement counselling service offered by Clarkson House. This service is not usually available until at least six weeks after a loved one's death.
Making arrangements and who to notify immediately
When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to make, all of which can be difficult in a time of grief.
There are a few steps that need to be taken shortly after the death:
• notify the family GP • register the death • find the will (the deceased person’s solicitor may have a copy if you can't find one) • begin funeral arrangements (you will need to check the will for any special requests) • inform the Social Security and Income Tax departments
The undertaker who you select to arrange the funeral will take you through everything that needs to be done regarding funeral arrangements, and can provide information, assistance and guidance. A detailed list of who to contact can be found below.
Registering a death
Every death that occurs in the Island must be registered by the registrar of the parish in which the death occurred within a period of five days from the date of death. Usually the funeral director will arrange this.
If an inquest or post-mortem examination is ordered, the period of five days for registration is extended.
It is free to register a death, but a certified extract from the death register (a death certificate) can be obtained from the registrar of the parish in which the death occurred on payment of £20.00. All fees are subject to increase and the funeral director will check with the parish registrar what the current fee is.
Still births - You must register a stillbirth with the relevant parish registrar within five days.
If the stillbirth occurred in St Helier, you can book an appointment with the registrar by phoning +44 (0) 1534 811088.
You'll find contact details for all other parish registrars on p. 51.
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Financial matters When someone dies, the person responsible for settling his or her affairs and for administrating the estate is known as the executor or administrator. Before you can act as an executor or administrator, you will normally have to get a legal document known as the ‘grant of probate’ or, if there is no will, ‘letters of administration’.
The executor or administrator must also complete a tax return for the year in which death occurred and settle any income tax due (including arrears of tax).
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and probate Payments and benefit
To help with funeral costs, a Death Grant may be available from Social Security. Special payments are also available for people on low incomes. If it is your husband or wife that has died, you may also be eligible for widow's / widower's benefit.
Death Grant: single payment
The Death Grant is currently a single payment of £785.68, usually paid to the executors or administrators of the deceased's will, or to the person who has paid the funeral expenses.
A Death Grant is paid on the death of a person who has contributed to the Social Security scheme. Under certain circumstances, a Death Grant can be paid when the person who died didn't have any contributions paid.
How to qualify for a Death Grant The grant will be paid if:
• the deceased had paid (or been credited with) sufficient contributions for a period of at least one year before they died or • a contribution was payable to the Social Security scheme in the month in which the death occurred • the person who died was living in Jersey at the time of their death
How to claim the Death Grant
The funeral director will usually send the death certificate to Social Security together with details of the person to whom the grant application form should be forwarded to. Social Security will then send out the Death Grant application form. This form will need to be completed and returned to Social Security within six months of the date of death. If a person has died outside the Island and/or if a Death Grant claim form has not been received, either the original or certified copy of the death certificate can be sent in and Social Security will send a form if the grant is payable.
Who will receive the Death Grant
If there's a will or letters of administration, the grant is paid to the executor or administrator. Otherwise, it's paid to the person who has paid the funeral expenses. Only one grant can be paid in respect of a person who has died.
Deaths outside the Island A Death Grant may be paid if the person who died: • was receiving a Jersey Social Security benefit at the full rate or • normally lived in Jersey and died within six months of leaving the Island
Death of a child under 16
If a child age 16 or under dies, the grant will be paid based on the Social Security contributions made by the mother or father. A Death Grant cannot be paid in respect of a still-born baby.
Social Security may be able to help you if you need an item or service as an emergency. You can apply to Income Support for a Special Payment towards some expenses, but you must prove that you cannot afford to pay the cost yourself. To get a special payment, you must be in urgent need of the item or service requested and must have no other way of meeting the cost. You can have a small amount of savings and still claim a special payment. You can read the Income Support rates for a further explanation.
Social Security may be able to help towards funeral expenses. You must put in your claim and receive approval before any funeral arrangements are made. This can include moving a body into or out of Jersey.
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As well as informing people who are close to the person, in many cases you'll need to close down accounts, or cancel or change insurance details, subscriptions, agreements, payments or direct debits. General contacts include • relatives and friends • employer / school • solicitor / accountant
Government departments and other organisations • Income Tax Department • Social Security Department • parish hall for rates, residential parking permits or return any driving licence • Customs and Immigration Service to return and cancel a passport
• DVS to return car registration documents / change ownership • financial organisations • general insurance companies contents, car, travel, medical etc • any other company with which the deceased may have had rental, hire purchase or loan agreements • if the deceased was the first named on an insurance policy, make contact as early as possible possible to check that you are still insured • pension providers / life insurance companies • banks and building societies • mortgage provider • credit card providers / store cards
Utilities and household contacts • landlord or housing department if they rented a property • any private organisation / agency providing home help • utility companies if accounts were in the deceased's name
• Jersey Post, if mail needs redirecting • TV / internet companies with which the deceased had subscriptions
Other useful contacts • Bereavement Register and Deceased Preference Service to remove the deceased's name from mailing lists and databases • clubs / trade unions / associations with seasonal membership for cancellation and refunds • church / regular place of worship • social groups to which the deceased belonged • dentist • creditors - anyone to whom the deceased owed money • debtors - anyone who owed the deceased money
Parish Registrars GROUVILLE
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Making decisions at such a difficult time Making decisions at such a difficult time is challenging for any family but the compassionate way in which my staff approach every funeral makes me very proud of the reputation we have gained over many decades of service to families in Jersey.
Providing funeral services for over 100 years, Pitcher & Le Quesne’s dedicated team of compassionate and caring professionals are highly trained and qualified to give advice on all aspects of dealing with a bereavement on call 24/7.
Like any business, ensuring high levels of service and customer satisfaction are sustained requires continuous investment, so last year, the company invested in a fleet of new bespoke Jaguar cars. The vehicles include a Jaguar XJ Hearse for funerals and three matching six-door black Jaguar limousines which enable us to provide Jersey’s newest and most luxurious limousine service for funerals, weddings and other special occasions too. Funerals are very personal affairs which require meticulous organisation. We always aim to make every funeral as bespoke as possible as we receive all manner of special requests from horse drawn hearses to motorcycle hearses, both of which we are able to provide. My team are
also well versed in dealing with sensitive and important cultural and religious needs - that's why we are able to provide any type of faith, nonreligious or cultural funeral service. Some of the most emotional funerals are those of children that’s why Pitcher le Quesne do not charge anything for arranging the funeral of a child.
It is every Funeral Director’s job to ensure that both the deceased and the bereaved are cared for. This involves creating a day that encompasses everything your loved one was passionate about. Whether that be a particular flower that brings back fond memories, or a song they always loved, we will work closely with you to create a memorable day. Putting you at ease by understanding the stress and worry that comes hand in hand with funeral preparation, is an essential skill of an experienced Funeral Director. To this end, we provide sympathetic advice every step of the way, on everything from registering a death, liaising with all relevant agencies and bodies such as churches,
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We pride ourselves on the caring, personal and professional approach our experienced team provide. Working closely with you to ensure everything is taken care of in a sensitive and thoughtful manner, giving you peace of mind when you need it most. SPECIALISTS IN WORLDWIDE REPATRIATION AND PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS
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the crematorium and the local clergy. Making provision for donations to charities, news announcements, organising funeral receptions,, stationery for the service and memorial stones. But perhaps most importantly, provide emotional support at the time you need it most. Sometimes the cost of a funeral is a worry. To alleviate this, we work with Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited to provide funeral plans giving you peace of mind knowing that you won't have to deal with financial arrangements at the same time as coping with grief. Such arrangements are now common, with more than one in four of our funerals being arranged in this way - a decade ago it was one in ten.
Occasionally people pass away on holiday or perhaps whilst working away in the UK or further afield. Pitcher & Le Quesne have in depth experience in the repatriation of loved ones be that bringing a loved one back to Jersey or arranging repatriation to the UK and elsewhere.
Our door is always open, before and after the service, my team are here to answer any questions you may have. We are just a phone call away 24/7, 01534 733330 (day or night) or pop into our offices at 59 Kensington Place, St Helierâ€?.
Managing Director Paul Battrick MBE. Pitcher & Le Quesne
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