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If you start to display any coronavirus symptoms or test positive prior to your ceremony, please contact us to re-schedule: Register offices

Giving notice

You must book an appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership.

The appointment will last about 30 minutes.

You must both have lived at your usual addresses for at least seven days in the district where you wish to give notice.

Giving notice for relevant nationals

A relevant national is a British Citizen, an Irish Citizen or a person who has been granted EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) status. This means they are either settled or pre-settled or have a pending application for that status submitted before 30 June 2021.

Before you can be married or form a civil partnership in England or Wales you must give notice of your intention to the Superintendent Registrar at the register office in the local authority area where you pay Council Tax.

This does not apply if you plan to marry in a Church of England or Church of Wales.

If you and your partner are relevant nationals you cannot book a notice appointment until you have booked a date, time and venue for your ceremony with the registrar in the district where the venue is located.

Giving notice for foreign nationals

A foreign national is an EEA national without EUSS settled status, EUSS pre-settled or pending application to the EUSS OR any other person from any other country.

Before you can be married or form a civil partnership in England or Wales you and your partner must give notice together of your intention to the Superintendent Registrar at the register office in the local authority area where one of you pays your Council Tax.

This includes if you plan to marry in a Church of England or Wales. Banns cannot be read.

We recommend:

  • you only book a ceremony once you have a confirmed notice appointment with your local register office.
  • that the ceremony date you choose is more than 70 days after the date of your notice appointment.

What happens at your appointment

Your notice of marriage or civil partnership appointment
What you receive, who should attend and what to take to the appointment

Cost

Registrars fees

Book an appointment to give notice

Contact us to book

Please give the following details in the email, along with general details of the enquiry

  • Your full name and title
  • Your address
  • Your Email address
  • A contact number

For information about how we store your data please read the Kirklees Registration Service Privacy Notice

Contact us

After your appointment

You must wait at least 28 days before the ceremony can take place.

The notice is displayed in the public area of the register office during those 28 days.

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