If you are both British nationals or national of a European Union country, you are required to give your notice at the Register Office in the district where you live (a good indication is where you pay your council tax to).
Please note that if you are giving notice at Slough Register Office, you will need to contact us to make an appointment first.
Each person wishing to get married or form a civil partnership has to give notice of intention to marry in person, no one else can do this for them.
You are required to produce evidence of your full name, age, nationality, marital status and address.
Valid ID card (European nationals)
If you are a British Citizen but do not have a current valid passport, you will need to provide in all cases your full birth certificate showing your parents details, a secondary form of ID such as a photo ID driving licence or NHS card.
NB: If you were born on or after the 1st January 1983, you will need to also produce either your mothers or fathers birth certificates if they were married at the time of your birth or your mother’s birth certificate if they were not.
Proof of address - one of the following:
If you have been married or in a civil partnership previously you will also need:
NB: In the case of the bride, if you have reverted to your maiden name after divorce or your name is not shown on the death certificate, you will be required to produce your previous marriage certificate to establish a link between your current name and your previous married name as shown for example on the decree absolute.
If you have changed your name by deed poll or by statutory declaration, you must bring the relevant legal documents with you.
If you are under 18 years of age, you will require a consent form signed by your parents, confirming their agreement to your wedding/civil partnership taking place. The consent form is available from any Register Office and must be completed and handed to the registrar when notice is given.