Book your notice of marriage or civil partnership appointment

Coronavirus: Important information

Notice of marriage and civil partnership will continue to be carried out by face-to-face appointments at Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices.

Marriages and Civil Partnerships can now take place with a legal limit of fifteen attendees (this maximum number includes the couple, witnesses and guests, which includes children and babies, but does not include those working, such as registration officials, venue managers or photographers etc.) These maximum numbers are dependent on the size of the ceremony room and the number of people that can be socially distanced 2m apart.

For more detailed information please visit marriage and civil partnership ceremonies during the coronavirus outbreak.

Please note, you are not booking your marriage or civil partnership ceremony. This appointment is to complete the legal paperwork only.


In accordance with the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act as from 31 December 2019 opposite sex couples can have a civil partnership and we are now taking bookings for civil partnerships for opposite sex couples.


Before booking your appointment

Before booking an appointment to give notice, it is your responsibility to read and understand the following:


Notice appointments can now be booked

For those couples that have a marriage or civil partnership booked in the next three months you can now book your notice of marriage appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our offices in Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge for appointments. Camberley and Reigate Registration Offices remain closed until further notice.

Space in the Register Offices is limited, so to ensure that we can maintain social distancing to keep couples and staff safe, only the people giving notice should attend the appointment. We kindly ask that you do not bring any children or additional adults to the registration appointment. If you arrive early for your appointment, please wait in your car / outside the building until the time of your appointment. We do not have any waiting rooms available inside the building, so you will be required to wait outside until the time of your appointment and may need to be prepared for inclement weather.

You will be asked to use hand sanitiser when attending our offices. If you have a face mask, please wear it for your appointment. However, you may be asked to remove it briefly for identification purposes.

It is important that you do not come into our offices if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus including a persistent cough or high temperature, loss of sense of smell or taste, or feel unwell. Please seek medical advice if this is the case.

Before booking your appointment

Please note, you are not booking your marriage or civil partnership ceremony. This appointment is to complete the legal paperwork only.

Before booking an appointment to give notice, it is your responsibility to read and understand the following:

Booking your appointment

You can book an appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership at one of our Surrey Register Offices.

Your appointment will last approximately 20 minutes per person.

If there are any language difficulties you must arrange for a suitable interpreter to attend with you.

You will not be able to make an appointment online if:

  • you do not know exactly where you are holding your ceremony
  • you are not getting married or forming a civil partnership in England or Wales
  • your ceremony is taking place in a religious building
  • either of you are under the age of 18 as parental consent is required
  • your divorce was finalised outside of the British Isles
  • either of you are not free to marry or form a civil partnership
  • you are not a British or European Economic Area (EEA) or a Swiss passport holder.
  • both of you will not be resident in England or Wales at the time of giving your notice of intention to marry or form a civil partnership
  • you do not have a contact telephone number
  • either of you cannot speak or understand English and need an interpreter present

If one or more of the above applies to you, please contact the Surrey Registration Service on: 0300 200 1002, to discuss your situation.

Our Ceremonies Team will be able to advise you on any additional requirements and will be able to book your appointment for you wherever possible.

If none of the above applies to you, please continue to:

Book your notice appointment

If you change the location of your marriage or civil partnership, you will need to give notice of marriage again and pay the fee again.

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