Giving Your Notice of Marriage


It is important that you give notice of your intention to marry at least 28 days before the date of your ceremony.


Essex residents


If you live in Essex (other than Southend, Thurrock or a London Borough) you can book an appointment to give your notice in one of the main registration offices in Essex, this is by appointment only.


The registration office in Uttlesford is based at:


Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER


You can arrange this by calling 0333 0132362, bookings can be made for a Monday or Wednesday 9am – 5pm or Friday 9am – 4pm.


Each of you must have lived in Essex for at least seven whole days immediately before giving a notice of intention to marry.


Please ensure you have booked your registrar before booking your notice of marriage appointment.


Foreign nationals


If you and your partner are subject to immigration control and would like to get married in the UK, you will need to apply for the appropriate Marriage Visitor visa. The waiting period of 28 days may be extended to 70 days if your notices of marriage have to be referred to the Home Office for approval.


For more information please go to Essex County Council’s website or to speak to someone call 0333 0132362.

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