Marriage: Step by Step

 

Follow our step-by-step guide to getting married in Cambridgeshire. 

2.  Notices of Marriage

You can only give notice with our service if you live here in Cambridgeshire (this does not include the area covered by Peterborough), or will have lived here for at least the 9 days immediately before your appointment. If one / both of you live elsewhere you must give notice where you live
 
Answer the questions below to find out how to book your notices and work out which documents you and/or your partner will need to bring to the appointment. By booking you accept our terms and conditions.

It is your responsibility to bring everything required so once you have completed the document checker you will see a summary specific to you and your partner. Any proof of address it states must be for an address here in Cambridgeshire. Print this off (or screen shot each part) before you then go on to book an appointment as it won't be available later.
If any terms used are unfamiliar to you, please take a look at our Glossary of Terms.

 
Please note:

Before we can advise on evidence they have to bring, we have to discuss their situation with them. 

Please contact us with additional information about their circumstances.

Can your partner bring their current valid passport for the appointment?

 

Does your partner have a relevant marriage visa?

 

Does your partner live in Northern Ireland?

 

Before we can advise on evidence they have to bring, we have to discuss their situation with them. 

Please contact us with additional information about their circumstances.

Your partner is NOT subject to immigration control if they are a British citizen (or have right of abode), a national of a country in the EEA or Swiss or have their rights, have diplomatic status or are a member of visiting armed forces. If they do not satisfy any of those conditions, they are likely to be subject to immigration control. Before we can advise on evidence they have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with them. 

Please contact us with additional information about your circumstances.

Before we can advise on evidence they have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with them. 

Please contact us with additional information about their circumstances.

Does your partner live in Scotland, the Channel islands or the Isle of Man?

 

Does your partner currently live in England or Wales?

 

Is your partner subject to immigration control?

 

Does your partner have Indefinite Leave to Remain / Enter or EEA Family Member Permanent Residence Permit?

 

Does your partner have certificate of right of abode in their passport?

 

Is your partner a member of the visiting armed forces or have diplomatic status?

 

Does your partner have settlement or pre-settlement status or did they make an application for settlement or pre-settlement status before 30 June 2021

Does your partner have Irish nationality?

 

Does your partner have British nationality?

 

There is a non-refundable fee at notice of £50 or £75 for checking original foreign divorce documentation (which must have all signatures and relevant court stamps).  A foreign divorce is one which took place outside of the United Kingdom.

 

The documents may need to be referred to the General Register Office (this cannot be assessed until the day of notice).  A decision on the documentation can then take up to six weeks and you may be asked for further documentation.  e.g. In Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Lithuania final evidence of a divorce is the record of the civil transcription.  If the divorce took place in one of these countries or if either party has nationality of one of these countries then you may be required to provide an original or a civil registry certified copy of the civil transcription.

Was your partner's divorce granted outside the British Isles?

The following countries and Crown dependencies form the British Isles: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Has your partner ever been married or in a civil partnership?

 

Is your partner's name the same as on their birth certificate?

You cannot marry until you are 16 years old.  A notice can be taken for a person who is 15 as long as both parties will have turned 16 on or before the date the superintendent registrar’s certificate is due to be issued (i.e. 28 days after notices have been given) and appropriate consent has been given.  Before your appointment with the registrar, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign a consent to marriage form

 

 

Before your appointment with the registrar, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign a consent to marriage form

What is your Partner's date of birth?

 

 

Does your Partner live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough)?

Before we can advise on evidence you have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with you. 

Please contact us with additional information about your circumstances.

Can you bring your passport for the appointment?

 

Do you have a relevant marriage visa?

 

Before we can advise on evidence you have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with you. 

Please contact us with additional information about your circumstance.

Do you live in Northern Ireland?

 

Do you live in Scotland, the Channel islands or the Isle of Man?

 

Do you currently live in England or Wales?

 

Before we can advise on evidence you have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with you. 

Please contact us with additional information about your circumstances.

Are you subject to immigration control?

 

Do you have Indefinite Leave to Remain / Enter or EEA Family Member Permanent Residence Permit?

 

Do you have certificate of right of abode in your passport?

 

Are you a member of the visiting armed forces or have diplomatic status?

 

Are you from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settlement or pre-settlement status or did you make an application for settlement or pre-settlement status before 30 June 2021

Do you have Irish nationality?

 

Do you have British nationality?

 

There is a non-refundable fee at notice of £50 or £75 for checking original foreign divorce documentation (which must have all signatures and relevant court stamps).  A foreign divorce is one which took place outside of the United Kingdom.

 

The documents may need to be referred to the General Register Office (this cannot be assessed until the day of notice).  A decision on the documentation can then take up to six weeks and you may be asked for further documentation.  e.g. In Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Lithuania final evidence of a divorce is the record of the civil transcription.  If the divorce took place in one of these countries or if either party has nationality of one of these countries then you may be required to provide an original or a civil registry certified copy of the civil transcription.

Was your divorce granted outside the British Isles?

The following countries and Crown dependencies form the British Isles: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Have you ever been married or in a civil partnership?

 

Is your name the same as on your birth certificate?

You cannot marry until you are 16 years old.  A notice can be taken for a person who is 15 as long as both parties will have turned 16 on or before the date the superintendent registrar’s certificate is due to be issued (i.e. 28 days after notices have been given) and appropriate consent has been given.  Before your appointment with the registrar, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign a consent to marriage form

 

Before your appointment with the registrar, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign a consent to marriage form.

 

 

What is your date of birth?

 

 

Do you live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough)?

Did you register on our booking system and proceed to book your ceremony online?

Have you already booked your ceremony?

Are you marrying in Cambridge Register Office or The Brooke Room AFTER 1 January 2022?

Are you marrying in

Are you marrying