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Notice of Marriage appointment

A notice is a legal statement that must be given individually by each of you prior to your ceremony. 


Notices are venue specific, valid for 12 months and must be given in the registration district where you live. Therefore, you can only give your notice within 12 months of your proposed marriage date.

By continuing and making an appointment for a notice of marriage you are confirming that:

  • you have read all the guidance on our website
  • both parties have all the required documentation and can meet the residency requirements i.e live within West Northamptonshire.
  • you have already made a ceremony booking with the relevant registration office, minister or venue
  • you agree to our terms and conditions

Please note:- non-UK and citizens with no EUSS status must contact the service via email to book a notice appointment 

Proof of name - you need to demonstrate a clear link between all of the names on the documents you provide. For example, a marriage certificate or change of name deed if you have returned to your maiden name.

For further information regarding a notice of marriage (including a comprehensive list of all the documentation you must provide) please visit our website.

All documents produced MUST be originals, valid and in English, photocopies are not acceptable.

We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment is due to start to confirm your attendance.

Please refrain from bringing food and/or drink to your appointment and use of mobile phones is not permitted during your appointment.

The West Registration Service is unable to refund any pre-paid fees if you: -

  • fail to attend your appointment and haven't contacted us in advance
  • arrive more than 10 minutes late for your appointment
  • cannot provide all of the documentation required
  • haven't confirmed your ceremony venue & date
  • do not meet the residency requirements

If we cannot complete the notice of marriage appointment, for any of the reasons detailed above, you will need to make another appointment and additional charges will be incurred.

We provide pre-booked appointments only, we do not offer walk-in appointments at any of our offices

You will be required to pay the statutory notice fee when booking your appointment, please have your payment card ready before proceeding.


The West Northamptonshire Registration Service fees are subject to change on the 1st April each year, if the 1st of April falls between the time of booking and the date of your appointment, the Registration Service reserves the right to pass on any future fee increases to you. This includes all statutory fees.


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