Booking a notice of marriage or civil partnership
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the very high customer demand for Notice of Marriage appointments we have temporarily suspended our online booking function. If your ceremony date is within the next 3 months please contact us directly using the relevant email address below.
With the creation of 2 new Unitary Authorities from 1 April 2021 the Registration Service will become 2 separate districts from this date.
To comply with current legislation a Notice of Marriage must be given before the ceremony can take place in the district where you reside. When booking a Notice of Marriage appointment please ensure that you select the correct office as follows:
- Northampton, Daventry and Towcester will be in West Northamptonshire
- Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby will be in North Northamptonshire
If you are in any doubt please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the North, or email@example.com for the West. Please note that we are experiencing a very high number of enquiries and currently aim to respond within 14 working days.
This will allow you to book your appointments either via
your online account if one has been created for you, or by visiting the booking
page if your event is planned outside of Northamptonshire.
Legal changes to notice of marriage & civil partnership from 1 July 2021
If you are a citizen of an EEA country from 1 July 2021 legislation comes into effect on changes to freedom of movement in the UK. Therefore, to give your notice of marriage or civil partnership as a relevant national you will need to confirm your EUSS settled or pre – settled status or have a pending application. You will be required to share a 6 digit code so we can verify your status at your notice appointment or alternatively provide your certificate of application. You can do this on the Gov.uk website:
All codes last 30 days so please be mindful when you request for this in readiness for your appointment. If you are unable to prove your status we may not be able to proceed with your appointment and our normal Terms and Conditions regarding refunds will apply, which may mean you will have to repay the cost of the unsuccessful appointment. Book an appointment