Giving notice

Coronavirus Updates

Camden Registration Service are planning to start our ceremony services again. We are in the process of making our buildings ‘Covid Secure’. 

Please note the following:

  • Any pre-booked ceremonies in Tavistock House for July 2020 onwards can still go ahead however only with 2 witnesses and the couples. If there are issues we will contact you.
  • We are taking online civil ceremony bookings from 3rd August 2020 onwards and there can be a maximum of 28 guests inclusive of the couple per ceremony based on  the current government advise. We are unable to move any existing bookings to July. (Online booking conformation to resume shortly).
  • All approved venue ceremonies should go ahead as planned from 4th July 2020 only if the venue is covid secure. Please check with your venue. 
  • Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership, or Certificate of Non-impediment for marriage abroad can be given from 3rd August 2020. (Online bookings to resume shortly).
  • If you make a ceremony booking for August 2020 and have not already give your notice of marriage/civil partnership, we may not be able to take your notice of marriage/civil partnership, due to the likely high demand for services, thus being unable to observe the legal 28 days’ notice period for your ceremony to go ahead.
  • Please note any bookings made maybe subject to change in observing government guidelines on social distancing. If you have to postpone a current booking, please email: tietheknot@camden.gov.uk  and any updates will be posted on this website. 
     

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

Please see government guidance on small marriages and civil partnerships. 

How to give notice

You will need to book a notice of intention to marry (notice) appointment with your local registry office. This may be in Camden if you are a resident or in another borough if you live elsewhere.

Before this appointment you must know the venue and have an idea of when you would like to get married. You cannot give notice more than one year in advance of your ceremony.

A notice of marriage or civil partnership is a legal statement which you must sign. Once completed, it will be available on our public notice boards for 28 days.

This is a legal requirement and once notice has been given you must wait at least 29 days before the marriage or civil partnership can take place. This could be extended to 71 days depending on your immigration status.

We would advise you give notice at least 3 months before your ceremony if possible. Notices are valid for one year.

Give notice of marriage

Give notice of a civil partnership

Please note: Camden Registration Service will be cashless from 17th February 2020. All major Debit and Credit cards are accepted apart from American Express.   

How much does it cost?

Coronavirus Updates

 

 

Camden Registration Service is planning the resumption of its ceremony services. We are in the process of making our buildings ‘Covid Secure’. 

Please note the following:

  • Any pre-booked ceremonies in Tavistock House for July 2020 onwards can still go ahead however only with 2 witnesses and the couples. If there are issues we will contact you.
  • We are taking online civil ceremony bookings from 3rd August 2020 onwards and there can be a maximum of 28 guests inclusive of the couple per ceremony based on  the current government advise. We are unable to move any existing bookings to July. (Online booking conformation to resume shortly).
  • All approved venue ceremonies should go ahead as planned from 4th July 2020 only if the venue is covid secure. Please check with your venue. 
  • Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership, or Certificate of Non-impediment for marriage abroad can be given from 3rd August 2020. (Online bookings to resume shortly).
  • If you make a ceremony booking for August 2020 and have not already give your notice of marriage/civil partnership, we may not be able to take your notice of marriage/civil partnership, due to the likely high demand for services, thus being unable to observe the legal 28 days’ notice period for your ceremony to go ahead.
  • Please note any bookings made maybe subject to change in observing government guidelines on social distancing. If you have to postpone a current booking, please email: tietheknot@camden.gov.uk  and any updates will be posted on this website. 

 

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

Please see government guidance on small marriages and civil partnerships. 

Fees

Fees per person for notice or no impediment appointments prior to marriage or civil partnership: £35.

Fees per person for notice or no impediment appointments prior to marriage or civil partnership which are subject to immigration control: £47.

Please note, these are booking fees which become notice fees upon attendance of a notice appointment and are non-refundable if notice cannot be taken for incorrect documentation or if you have to re-book for any other reason.

Give notice of a marriage

Give notice of a civil partnership

Foreign nationals

Coronavirus Updates

 

Camden Registration Service is planning the resumption of its ceremony services. We are in the process of making our buildings ‘Covid Secure’. 

Please note the following:

  • Any pre-booked ceremonies in Tavistock House for July 2020 onwards can still go ahead however only with 2 witnesses and the couples. If there are issues we will contact you.
  • We are taking online civil ceremony bookings from 3rd August 2020 onwards and there can be a maximum of 28 guests inclusive of the couple per ceremony based on  the current government advise. We are unable to move any existing bookings to July. (Online booking conformation to resume shortly).
  • All approved venue ceremonies should go ahead as planned from 4th July 2020 only if the venue is covid secure. Please check with your venue. 
  • Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership, or Certificate of Non-impediment for marriage abroad can be given from 3rd August 2020. (Online bookings to resume shortly).
  • If you make a ceremony booking for August 2020 and have not already give your notice of marriage/civil partnership, we may not be able to take your notice of marriage/civil partnership, due to the likely high demand for services, thus being unable to observe the legal 28 days’ notice period for your ceremony to go ahead.
  • Please note any bookings made maybe subject to change in observing government guidelines on social distancing. If you have to postpone a current booking, please email: tietheknot@camden.gov.uk  and any updates will be posted on this website. 

 

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

Please see government guidance on small marriages and civil partnerships. 

Foriegn nationals 

If you or your partner are foreign nationals from outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland, you must both attend a designated registry office together to give notice. Camden is a designated office.

However, if you are both exempt from immigration controls in the UK (for example, you have indefinite leave to remain, right of abode, diplomatic status or are serving in HM Forces), notice must instead be given at your local register office.

If either of you has a limited visa (for example, a work, student or tourist visa), you will automatically be referred to the Home Office for further investigation which may result in your notice period being extended to 71 days.

Further details can be found at www.gov.uk

What do I need for my notice appointment?

Coronavirus Updates

 

Camden Registration Service is planning the resumption of its ceremony services. We are in the process of making our buildings ‘Covid Secure’. 

Please note the following:

  • Any pre-booked ceremonies in Tavistock House for July 2020 onwards can still go ahead however only with 2 witnesses and the couples. If there are issues we will contact you.
  • We are taking online civil ceremony bookings from 3rd August 2020 onwards and there can be a maximum of 28 guests inclusive of the couple per ceremony based on  the current government advise. We are unable to move any existing bookings to July. (Online booking conformation to resume shortly).
  • All approved venue ceremonies should go ahead as planned from 4th July 2020 only if the venue is covid secure. Please check with your venue. 
  • Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership, or Certificate of Non-impediment for marriage abroad can be given from 3rd August 2020. (Online bookings to resume shortly).
  • If you make a ceremony booking for August 2020 and have not already give your notice of marriage/civil partnership, we may not be able to take your notice of marriage/civil partnership, due to the likely high demand for services, thus being unable to observe the legal 28 days’ notice period for your ceremony to go ahead.
  • Please note any bookings made maybe subject to change in observing government guidelines on social distancing. If you have to postpone a current booking, please email: tietheknot@camden.gov.uk  and any updates will be posted on this website. 

 

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

Please see government guidance on small marriages and civil partnerships. 

What do I need for my notice appointment?

Proof of Identity

  • Valid Passport / EEA Identity card (issued in Europe)
  • Passport size photos of both parties if one or both of you are subject to immigration control

Proof of Address for each of you

  • Original (received by post) utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • Original bank statement (received by post) dated within the last month
  • Most recent council tax bill (original received by post) for the current financial year
  • Current UK driving license
  • A letter from the property owner confirming residency

Other documents

If you have been married or in a civil partnership before whether in the UK or abroad, you will also need to bring:

  • Original Decree Absolute/Final Divorce document
  • Original Death certificate of former spouse
  • Certified translation of any foreign certificates/documents

Further information can be found on www.gov.uk

You must show evidence of:

  • Who you are e.g. name, age and nationality
  • Evidence of where you live
  • Evidence of any former marriage that has ended, if applicable
  • Documents to show change of name, if applicable
  • If you are not a British Citizen please look at the additional guidance on www.gov.uk

Do you need your divorce papers to get married again?

When you give notice of intention to marry or enter into a civil partnership, you will need to present your divorce decree (marriage) or certificate of dissolution (civil partnership). 

How to get a copy of a certificate?

If you have been married or in a civil partnership before, you can get copies of these certificates from the register office where the marriage or civil partnership took place.
 

Getting married abroad

Coronavirus Updates

Camden Registration Service is planning the resumption of its ceremony services. We are in the process of making our buildings ‘Covid Secure’. 

Please note the following:

  • Any pre-booked ceremonies in Tavistock House for July 2020 onwards can still go ahead however only with 2 witnesses and the couples. If there are issues we will contact you.
  • We are taking online civil ceremony bookings from 3rd August 2020 onwards and there can be a maximum of 28 guests inclusive of the couple per ceremony based on  the current government advise. We are unable to move any existing bookings to July. (Online booking conformation to resume shortly).
  • All approved venue ceremonies should go ahead as planned from 4th July 2020 only if the venue is covid secure. Please check with your venue. 
  • Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership, or Certificate of Non-impediment for marriage abroad can be given from 3rd August 2020. (Online bookings to resume shortly).
  • If you make a ceremony booking for August 2020 and have not already give your notice of marriage/civil partnership, we may not be able to take your notice of marriage/civil partnership, due to the likely high demand for services, thus being unable to observe the legal 28 days’ notice period for your ceremony to go ahead.
  • Please note any bookings made maybe subject to change in observing government guidelines on social distancing. If you have to postpone a current booking, please email: tietheknot@camden.gov.uk  and any updates will be posted on this website. 

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

Please see government guidance on small marriages and civil partnerships. 

 

Please note: Marriage and civil partnership law requires that a notice must be a face-to-face interview before a registrar in person. Notices cannot be given by proxy, by post, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.

If you are getting married in another country, please click on the button below to get further guidance.

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