Getting married

What documents are required

When submitting marriage notice forms to the Registrar, each of you must supply the following:

  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • proof of current/usual residence, such as utility bill (not older than three months), bank/building society statement (not older than one month), most recent council tax bill, valid UK driving licence
  • a decree of divorce, dissolution or annulment, if the person giving notice has previously been married or in a registered civil partnership and the marriage or civil partnership has been dissolved. A decree of divorce granted out with Scotland must be absolute or final, a decree nisi is not acceptable
  • if you are a widow or widower, the death certificate of your previous spouse
  • if your domicile is abroad, a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry
  • if any of these documents is in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must also be provided
  • if you are a non-UK national further documentation will need to be completed, you also need to download and complete a Declaration of Status by non-UK nationals

Registration enquiry

Telephone: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12noon

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800