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Ceremonies in Gloucestershire

The government announcement (23 June 2020) stated that marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can resume from Saturday 4 July 2020. The government has indicated that up to 30 people may be permitted in the ceremony room subject to:

The venue and the room being available for use and suitably risk assessed as COVID secure and the number of people in the room is compliant with social distancing rules.

Please click here for full details how a ceremony will look in Gloucestershire with the current government restrictions.

We will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

Please note due to the high number of couples who have had their ceremony postponed this year and need to reschedule, we are unable to offer new ceremony bookings until January 2021.

 

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Giving notice

You must each give formal notice of your intention to marry or to form a civil partnership in person at a Registration Office in the district where you live. You are required to have lived in the district for at least eight days before giving notice.

The minimum period between giving notice and when a ceremony can take place is currently twenty eight clear days*. The certificates for marriage will be issued on the twenty ninth day after giving notice and are valid for twelve months. It's therefore a good idea to give notice as soon as possible.

*For couples where one or both parties are non-EEA nationals with limited or no immigration status, your application to marry will be referred to the Home Office and they may extend the notice period to 70 days. Additional fees may apply at the point where the registration officer takes your legal notice.  When you attend the appointment please ensure you have a means of payment otherwise your notice cannot be taken.

For detailed information on the requirements for giving notice and applying for visas, visit the www.gov.uk web site.

For information on documents you need to provide, please click here.

Next step

For more information please contact our ceremonies team for more information at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

 

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