Before you give notice
If you and your partner are British or an EEA/Swiss National, you both must have lived in a registration district in England or Wales for at least seven full days immediately before giving notice. You must give your notices (separately if required) at the register office in the district in which you reside. Notice must be given no later than 28 days before you marriage ceremony.
- If you or your partner are non-EEA citizens or an EEA/Swiss citizen without settled or pre-settled status, then you must give notice together at a register office in the district where one or both of you reside. You must have lived at your UK address for at least seven full days before you give notice. You should complete your notice at least 70 days before your ceremony. You will be subject to referral to the Home Office and there will be an additional statutory fee of £12.00 for each notice.
- If you are a non-EEA citizen and you hold settled or pre-settled status and you are marrying a British Citizen or an EEA/Swiss citizen with settled or pre-settled status then you must give notice together at the register office in which one of you resides. Notice must be given no later than 28 days before your marriage.
A person with settled or pre-settled status is required to share their status through the online EUSS status checker tool. You must request a six-digit code before your appointment from the GOV.UK page at View and prove your immigration status https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status
- You must have chosen a venue. Once we add your venue to the notice, you cannot change it unless you give notice again and repay the notice fee.
- You must have the right documents and fee. See Information you must give to the register below.