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Ceremonies outside of England and Wales
What you need to do if you're getting married or having a civil partnership abroad or outside of England and Wales.
Special rules apply to marriages and civil partnerships outside England and Wales, including abroad.
If you're getting married or having a civil partnership outside of England or Wales, we can only help you if you're a Haringey residents who:
- is British
- is from certain Commonwealth countries
Please email us stating you and your partners nationalities and countries of marriage or civil partnership to see if we can help you with paperwork for a marriage or civil partnership outside England or Wales.
We cannot help couples getting married in a Commonwealth country. Visit GOV.UK's getting married abroad webpage to find out where to get advice about local marriage laws and what documents you will need.
Marriages and civil partnerships in Scotland
If you want to get married or have a civil partnership in Scotland, you should give notice to the registrar for the district in Scotland where the marriage is to take place. You don't need to live in Scotland to give notice there. Notice may be given by post or in person. In such circumstances, notice would not be necessary in England or Wales.
For more information go to marriages and civil partnerships on the mygov.scot website.
Marriages and civil partnerships in Northern Ireland
You cannot give notice of marriage to take place in Northern Ireland at an English, Welsh or Scottish Register Office.
There is no provision under the law of Northern Ireland for a notice of marriage of a same-sex couple to be attested. Under the law of Northern Ireland these are treated as civil partnerships.
If you live in England or Wales and want to get married to an opposite sex partner in Northern Ireland, you can give notice by post to the registrar in the district where the marriage is to take place. You don't need to live in Northern Ireland to give notice there.
For more information go to births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships on the nidirect website.
Contact customer services: Haringey Register Office
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Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday Closed