LONDON, ENGLAND — If you’re a woman and married in the United Kingdom, you’re in luck: You can get a new marriage license on the day of your marriage with the stroke of a pen.
The United Kingdom is the only nation in the world where this is a reality.
Marriage license applications for the first time on Sunday are now being processed at London’s Central Station and can be sent by email or fax.
According to the government, applications for marriage licenses are being processed by the same people who handle the applications for citizenship.
“Marriage licenses are an important document of British law and have been in place for over 100 years,” a government spokesperson said.
As of the time of writing, the UK is the second-largest country in the union with an estimated population of about 1.2 billion.
While you can get the new license in the UK, you won’t have to wait for a couple of days in the U.S. to get one, either.
It takes about 45 days to process a marriage application in the USA, but that’s because they are the only two countries in the country where this requirement is in place.
In Canada, a marriage certificate is processed by a person called a magistrate, who must submit documents such as a birth certificate, marriage license, a police report and a medical certificate before a magistrate can issue a marriage.
Same-sex marriage is also illegal in the Netherlands, so people are required to have a marriage in order to obtain a certificate.
So, you could marry a man in the US on Sunday and you’ll still have to go through the hassle of getting a new certificate from a magistrate in the same country.
That’s because in the Dutch case, the magistrate is the same person who has to file paperwork in the Hague.
Matching up paperwork for the United States is much easier, and you don’t have any trouble with a marriage document at all.
If your name is on the application, you don�t have to worry about your partner getting it.
It�s up to the court to decide whether you can marry.
For a list of other countries where same-sex marriages are legal, see this article from NPR News.