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Certificate of Approval for Marriage (COA) applications

Following a judgement in the High Court on 10th April 2006, the Home Office has suspended decisions on some Certificate of Approval for Marriage (COA) applications.

These are ones which would normally fall for refusal under current guidelines. The Home Office will be writing to those applicants affected by the suspension.

COA applications which meet the criteria will continue to be decided.

The Home Office is currently considering the full implications of the judgement and this may include amending current guidelines.

In the meantime, if you are currently planning to submit a COA application, you should submit it in the usual way [ie on the COA (M/CP) application form and with the £135.00 fee].