Give notice of marriage

You can give notice up to 12 months before your ceremony date, but please bear in mind that there must be at least 28 days between giving notice and the ceremony taking place. For individuals subject to immigration control, the waiting period may be extended to 70 days by The Home Office.

We recommend that you give notice at least six months before your ceremony. You must give notice in the local authority district where you live, and have lived there for seven clear days.

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Cost for this service

The statutory fee for giving notice of marriage is £35 per person, or £47 per person if one or both of you are subject to immigration control.

This is payable on the day that the notice is given and we only accept card payments.

Appointment times

We offer appointments to give notice Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm.

The office is closed on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, closing at midday.

Please note Lambeth Register Office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 5 May 2021 
  • Thursday 8 July 2021 
  • Friday 9 July 2021