Longtime couple Beyonce Knowles and JAY-Z have taken out a marriage licence. The pair, who began dating in 2002, successfully applied for the licence in Scarsdale, New York on Tuesday (01Apr08) morning, according to website People.com. Knowles and Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter - now have 60 days to get married before the licence expires. Over the course of their six-year romance, both singers have refused to discuss the status of their relationship, despite increasing speculation they are planning to wed.