Marriage What is the legal age for marrying in the UK?
In England and Wales people cannot marry if they are aged 16 or 17 and do not have parental consent.
Official Documentation such as birth and divorce decrees need to bear an Apostille Stamp or equivalent and official translations if not published in English and are as follows; 1 ✈ Valid Passport or national ID card that is accepted as a travel document.
2 ✈ Birth Certificates for both parties of the marriage 3 ✈ Original final divorce decree, decree of nullity accompanied by a court letter stating that no appeal has been lodged, civil partnership dissolutions or spouse’s death certificate accompanied by the previous marriage certificate if appropriate 4 ✈ Information on whether it will be a civil, secular or religious ceremony 5 ✈ The intended date and location of the marriage 6 ✈ Details of the proposed solemniser of the marriage 7 ✈ The names and dates of birth of the two proposed witnesses 8 ✈ Appropriate Fee If, for some reason you are in a position to make the notification in person, then you can make your declaration of no impediment on the same day.
A marriage can take place in:- Marriages today The trend nowadays is to marry later.
Many couples are living together first for all sorts of reasons such as finance. Weddings Over half the weddings in the UK take place in local register offices and the rest are religious ceremonies of one kind or another.
It is highly advised that more time is given to this process.
The Registrar will usually grant foreign nationals permission to give notice of their intention to marry by post but couples will need to have made contact with the priest / parish or the registered solemniser in the case of a civil or spiritualist ceremony and organised their wedding ceremony date in order to complete their notification of intent to marry.
We often hear horror stories about people who have been duped by internet strangers, and we are cautioned against meeting with people we have met online.Foreign National couples must give at a minimum 3 months notice in writing of their intent to marry, whether they are having a civil, religious or spiritual ceremony.They are welcome to contact one of the Civil Registration Service Offices by phone to initiate the process as meeting in person 3 months before the wedding might not be feasible.Ireland has long been a popular destination for weddings and with plenty of good reason!We are renowned worldwide for our hospitality and our culture, yes for the rain and general bad weather too but for some reason, it doesn’t seem to put many people off!