Contact the Registration Service

Send a message to the Registration Service or check availability for ceremonies.

Our offices remain open for pre-booked face to face appointments

Please contact our customer service team on 0345 241 2489 if you need to rearrange your appointment.

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We are extremely busy answering enquiries about ceremonies

Do not attempt to contact us again if you don't hear from us quickly - we will contact you as soon as possible. We cannot take new bookings for ceremonies in our register offices before 1 November. If your ceremony is booked for after 1 November 2021, please do not request a notice until after 1 August.

Immigration control changes from 1 July 2021

Relevant national

You are defined as a 'relevant national' if any of the statuses below apply to you.

You are:

  • a British citizen
  • an Irish citizen
  • a person who has been granted settled or pre-settled EU Settlement Status (EUSS) or applied for that status before 30 June 2021.

As a couple who are relevant nationals:

  • you must give notice in the district in which you live
  • a valid notice must be in place at least 30 days before the ceremony date.

Subject to immigration control

You are defined as being 'subject to immigration control' if you or the person you are going to marry or form a civil partnership with are not relevant nationals.

As a couple subject to immigration control:

  • you must give notice together in the district in which either one of you lives
  • a valid notice must be in place at least 70 days before the ceremony date.

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We are trialling a live webchat function on this page as a new way to contact us. Let us know if you have any feedback or issues using the webchat. There are some issues we are aware of and are trying to resolve.

Service information

View the latest information about marriage and civil partnership ceremonies during coronavirus including the road map out of lockdown and the easing of restrictions on ceremonies.

If you are enquiring about booking a ceremony you will also need to give notice of marriage or civil partnership. 

Please note that we cannot take new bookings for ceremonies in our register offices before 1 November 2021.

We are giving priority to couples who have booked ceremonies that are due to take place in the next three months.

If your ceremony is booked for after 1 November 2021, please do not request a notice until after 1 August. We are working on giving people a notice appointment three months before the date of the ceremony.

For your ceremony to go ahead, you must have valid Notices of Marriage in place at least 30 days before the date of your ceremony or 70 days if one or both of the couple are subject to immigration control.