Getting married abroad
You should contact the Consulate/Embassy for the relevant country for advice on what documentation will be required.
If you are asked to provide a Certificate of No Impediment (CONI) and you are resident in Scotland, you can apply no earlier than three months before the date of the wedding, to your local Registrar for this, by submitting notice as if you were getting married in Scotland.
Documentation to be submitted
You should submit the following to the Registrar:
- completed marriage notice form, M10
- your birth certificate
- your divorce decree (if you have been married before)
- the appropriate fee
The Registrar will then be able to issue the CONI 29 days after submission of the marriage notice and fee. The CONI is valid for three months from the date of issue.
For more information, visit the National Records of Scotland website.
Telephone: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12noonAddress: