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We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies

We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 10th May 2020 and recently published guidance.

The latest Government guidance includes examining how to enable slightly larger groups to gather for events such as small ceremonies, which will not be before 1 June 2020 and only if the correct conditions are met. Therefore all ceremonies booked before this date will be unable to go ahead.

 

We will not be able to undertake ceremonies until we have received further details that relate to the lifting of the restrictions on Civil Marriage and Partnership Ceremonies and in particular the Notice of Marriage, therefore we will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Please continue to review this page for further updates and confirmation for when we can resume new ceremony bookings and amendments.

Giving notice

You must each give formal notice of your intention to marry or to form a civil partnership in person at a Registration Office in the district where you live. You are required to have lived in the district for at least eight days before giving notice.

The minimum period between giving notice and when a ceremony can take place is currently twenty eight clear days*. The certificates for marriage will be issued on the twenty ninth day after giving notice and are valid for twelve months. It's therefore a good idea to give notice as soon as possible.

*For couples where one or both parties are non-EEA nationals with limited or no immigration status, your application to marry will be referred to the Home Office and they may extend the notice period to 70 days. Additional fees may apply at the point where the registration officer takes your legal notice.  When you attend the appointment please ensure you have a means of payment otherwise your notice cannot be taken.

For detailed information on the requirements for giving notice and applying for visas, visit the www.gov.uk web site.

For information on documents you need to provide, please click here.

Next step

For more information please contact our ceremonies team for more information at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

 

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