In the statement made by the Ministry of Interior, information about the changes made in the marriage registration system in the country was shared.
Accordingly, the electronic registration system will replace the paper marriage certificates signed by couples in registry offices, churches and chapels. It is aimed to save time and paper with electronic marriage registration, which is stated to be a more secure system.
The regulation, which is expressed as the biggest change in the marriage registration system in force since 1837, aims to eliminate a “historical anomaly”. With the change, for the first time, the name of the mother will be included in the certificates where only the father’s name is recorded.
In the statement that the changes were made in consultation with the British Church, Kevin Foster, the Minister of Borders and Refugees, stated that the marriage registration system in the country will adapt to the 21st century.
Father Malcolm Brown, Public Relations Director of the Church of England, expressed his satisfaction that the marriage registration system now includes the name of the mother in addition to the father’s name.
Brown stated that the change in the practices that have been going on for many years is not easy and the clergy in the country will adapt to the new regulations very quickly.