Registering your notice of intent
Coventry Register Office operates an appointment system for giving of Notice of Marriage. Please make sure you contact us well in advance of your marriage date to arrange an appointment and give time for the legal preliminaries to be completed.
There is currently a charge of £35 per person to give a Notice of Marriage - you must bring this with you to your appointment in the form of cash, cheque supported by a bank card, or by credit/debit card. Your Notice cannot be taken without this payment.
What you need to bring to your appointment
When you give your Notice you will each need to bring the following documents:
- Current, valid, full passport
- If born before 1 January 1983 a birth certificate
- If born on or after 1 January 1983 your own full birth certificate showing your parents names AND one of your parent's (if married to each other at time of your birth) or your mother's (if not married at the time of your birth) passport or Birth Certificate.
in addition you must also provide
- Identification showing your current names and addresses e.g. Utility bill, bank statement, driving licence, council tax bill etc;
- If you were born outside of the United Kingdom and do not hold UK Citizenship please contact us in advance to confirm what documentation will be required or click on this link to the Immigration and Nationality Department for further information.
The following documents are also required if applicable:
- If you have been previously married and are divorced, your Decree Absolute with the court stamp on it (if the document is in a foreign language then a translation is required)
- If you are widowed then your late wife/husband's Death Certificate.
- Change of Name Deed or Statutory Declaration
- Completed Consent Form where either party to the marriage is between 16 and 18 years old. (forms are available from the Register Office)
All of the above documents must be originals - photocopies are not acceptable.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all the above legal preliminaries are completed and to produce all of the necessary documents - failure to produce them may mean that the Notice cannot be taken and further paperwork cannot be issued.If you have any questions regarding this process or need any further information please contact us by telephone or in person in advance of your appointment date.