Unless you are marrying in the Church of England or Church in Wales by Banns or Common Licence, notice of marriage has to be given personally to your local Superintendent Registrar(s).
Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership must be given to the Superintendent Registrar, individually, in the Register office in the district in which you live .
The fee is £33.50 for each notice.
When you are ready to give your notice of marriage or civil partnership an appointment to do so, must be made with the Superintendent Registrar.
Documents you will need to produce:-
- Two forms of identity e.g. a birth certificate, a current valid passport, a driving licence, a medical or national insurance card.
- A recent utility bill or bank statementbas proof of residency
- If you have been previously married or have previously formed a civil partnership, a Decree Absolute if divorced.
- If you are widowed, your late spouse or civil partner’s death certificate.
Both of you must have lived in a registration district in England or Wales for at least seven days immediately before giving notice at the register office.
If you both live in the same district, you should both attend your local register office together to give your notices of marriage or civil partnership. If you live in different registration districts then each of you will need to give notice separately in your own area.
After giving notice you must wait a further fifteen clear days before the marriage or civil partnership can take place, (for example, if notice is given on 1 July the marriage or civil partnership may take place on or after 17 July).