Getting married outside England and Wales

If you are getting married or entering into a civil partnership outside England and Wales different rules apply depending on the country where your ceremony will be held.

Information on what is required can be found using the below links.

Marriage / civil partnership in Scotland

Marriage / civil partnership in Northern Ireland

Marriage / civil partnership abroad

If you think you require a 'certificate of no impediment' please contact our office and provide the below details for both parties

  • Nationality
  • Place of residence
  • County where the ceremony will take place
  • Proposed date of ceremony

We will contact you to advise you if you require an appointment, and book one if so.

For your ceremony to be able to go ahead you may need your documents to be legalised with an apostille and / or translated. Further information on legalisation of documents can be found at