Giving notice of marriage

In this section

  1. Giving notice of marriage
  2. What you must bring to the appointment

What you must bring to the appointment

To give notice of marriage you must provide specified evidence of both partners' names, dates of birth, marital status, nationality and address.

Some examples are provided below, however documentation will be discussed at the time of booking:

  • Valid Passport OR birth certificate
  • If you were born after January 1, 1983, we need a your full birth certificate and the birth certificate of either parent if they were married at the time of your birth or mother's birth certificate only if parents were not married at the time of birth
  • Proof of address (such as a valid driving licence, recent utility bill or bank statement)
  • Evidence that any previous marriage or civil partnership has ended
    • Divorce Document / Final Order / Annulment or Civil Partnership Dissolution
    • Death Certificate of your late spouse or Civil Partner
  • Evidence supporting any name changes may be needed. This could include a Change of Name Deed or Marriage Certificate.

Please note:

All documentation must be original, electronic copies are not acceptable.
If you are not a British National, Irish National or EEA National with the relevant EUSS status the above documentation could differ.
If you have been through a Divorce / Annulment or Civil Partnership Dissolution in another country your documentation may need to be cleared before you are able to marry.