On this page you'll find details of the evidence you must provide when registering a notice of marriage. Click on the headers relevant to your own circumstances.
Evidence of name and surname, date of birth and nationality
In addition to the requirements detailed for each person category and the residence/marital status evidence requirements, if one or both of you are subject to immigration control you'll need to bring along a current colour passport sized photograph of yourself and one for your partner - the photograph will need to follow the requirements for passport photographs.
Who should provide photographs?
Where a couple are within scope of the scheme there's a requirement for both parties to provide a photograph.
Where one or both parties to the marriage are subject to immigration control, both parties are to provide a photograph.
What are the photographs for?
The photographs are to ensure that the people who attended to give notice of their intention to marry/form a civil partnership are the people who attend the ceremony.
Where evidence isn't available
If none of the documents (or groups of documents) are available to confirm the person’s name, surname, date of birth and nationality, such other document or combination of documents as the registrar general determines it's reasonable to accept in the particular circumstances of the case will be accepted.
The local registration office has no discretion over documents if you're unable to produce any of the above. Advice will then be sought from the registrar general - this may or may not allow a notice to be given.