New Civil Code Article 394 - Marriage registration

Book 2 : Title III: Ch I : Sec III : Article 394

Article 394 - Marriage registration. After authorizing the marriage, the officiant, within the term established by law, will send or present the marriage license and the marriage certificate to the Demographic Registry Office, which will receive it and qualify it in a timely manner. Failure to send or present the marriage license and the marriage certificate before the Demographic Registry Office does not invalidate the marriage, but entails civil liability of the officiant. The employee of the Demographic Registry Office who flatly refuses to receive the marriage license and the marriage certificate presented or sent, also incurs civil responsibility. (Translated) <<<>>>> (Original Spanish) Artículo 394.-Inscripción del matrimonio. Luego de autorizar el matrimonio, el celebrante, dentro del plazo establecido en la ley, enviará o presentará la licencia matrimonial y el acta del matrimonio ante el Registro Demográfico, que la recibirá y oportunamente la calificará. El incumplimiento del envío o la presentación de la licencia matrimonial y del acta de matrimonio ante el Registro Demográfico no invalida el matrimonio, pero conlleva responsabilidad civil del celebrante. También incurre en responsabilidad civil el funcionario del Registro Demográfico que se niegue de plano a recibir la licencia matrimonial y el acta de matrimonio presentada o enviada.

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