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What if our relationship is registered in another state or country?

The Relationships Register Regulations 2017 (SA) [reg 7] provide a list of laws of other jurisdictions declared to be corresponding laws. A law of another jurisdiction may be declared to be a corresponding law if, under that law, the relationship must be:

  • between two people over the age of 18
  • entered into with the consent of both people
  • between people who are not related by family
  • between people who are not already married under the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)
  • between people who are not already in a relationship that is registered or formally recognised under that law

If you are in a registered relationship under a corresponding law, you will be taken to be in a registered relationship under South Australian law [s 27] and may apply to the Registrar for a certificate to that effect.

This application must be accompanied by evidence of the identity and age of each of the applicants, and evidence that the relationship between them is a corresponding law registered relationship, as well as the prescribed fee.

See sections 26 and 27 of the Relationships Register Act 2016 (SA).

What if our relationship is registered in another state or country?  :  Last Revised: Tue Feb 6th 2018
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