Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership
Giving Notice is the process of letting a register office know that you wish to get married or form a civil partnership. Notice is given at the register office in the borough(s) where each partner has lived for at least nine days.
We cannot see you if you do not live in Haringey
If you cannot get an appointment near where you live: we can only take your notice if you move to Haringey for at least 9 days and provide evidence confirming residency, for example by completing this declaration form: Legal Statement declaring a person lives at your address (PDF, 6KB).
You must give Notice in person and each partner will be interviewed on their own. In Haringey, these interviews take place at George Meehan House in Wood Green.
You will need to know where but not when you are having a marriage or civil partnership ceremony when you give Notice. The venue given cannot then be changed.
Each partner is asked questions about themselves and their partner including their name, age, address and what they do for a living. Each partner must provide documents to prove their identity, address and other related information. Find out which documents you need to bring.
Important changes on 1 July 2021
Some European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their partners now need to give notice at the same time. Couples subject to immigration (including EU/EEA nationals without settled/pre-settled status) must give notice at the same time. At least one partner must live in the area where notice is given.
If both partners fall into the following categories, each can give Notice separately.
- British nationals
- Irish nationals
- EU/EEA nationals or their partners with evidence of EU settled status/pre-settled status using a valid 'share code' obtained from GOV.UK (external link)
- EU/EEA nationals or their partners with a Certificate of Application (CoA) to prove that they applied for EU settled status/pre-settled status on or before 30 June 2021
Book your appointment
Before booking, make sure you read and understand which documents you will need to bring to your appointment. There are strict rules on which documents can and cannot be accepted when giving Notice of Marriage/Notice of Civil Partnership.
Couples must live in the area(s) where they give notice. Book at your local register office if you do not live in Haringey.
Do not attend a notice appointment if you are in quarantine or believe or know that you pose a risk of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus). The latest government information can be found at GOV.UK (external link)
Important: you must NOT come to an appointment if:
- You or members of your party believe that they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 over the past 2 weeks. Key symptoms include:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste
- You or members of your party believe that anyone in their household (not just family) or anybody you or they have been in close contact with have any of the symptoms of COVID-19
- You or members of your party are currently feeling unwell or are caring for somebody who is currently feeling unwell with an illness harmful to others
- A medical professional has advised you or a member of your party to not attend an appointment or ceremony
- You or members of your party are supposed to be in quarantine or in an area subject to a local 'lockdown'. We may report you to the relevant authorities including the Home Office and UK Border Force if during your interview we identify that you should not be attending due to quarantine, national or local restrictions placed upon you or members of your party. Please do not put other customers and our staff at risk
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