State analyzing online marriage registration

Wedding band. Photo is illustrative.
Wedding band. Photo is illustrative. Source: (AP/Scanpix)

The state is analyzing the possibility of making marriage registration easier and partly accessible through the state portal, Geenius news portal reported.

Although the state is prepared to allow couples who want to register a marriage digitally, this requires a change in the law, so it is not known if and when digital marriage could become a reality, Geenius wrote.

Currently, the Marital Status Act says a couple must physically appear before a notary and physically sign the paper themselves.

An analysis should be completed by next spring and is currently being carried out by the Public Service Council and is led by the Department of Information Society Services Development of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.  

Geenius quoted advisor at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Helena Lepp, who has been involved in the analysis, as saying all parties involved in marriage and the relevant ministries are ready to digitize it but there is no firm idea of how it will work yet.


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