If one of you is neither a British or Irish Citizen or have EUSS settled/pre-settled status you must attend the Register Office together in the area where at least one of you lives.

You must give your notice together at a register officer in the district where at least one of you lives.

You and your partner must give notice together, unless you both have one of the following:

  • British or Irish citizenship
  • settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • an application to the EU Settlement Scheme that you made before 30 June 2021, which you’re waiting for a decision on

If you do not fall within the three categories above and one partner has already given notice separately before 1 July 2021, they will need to give notice again and both partners will need to attend the Register Office together.  There will be a charge for the new notice of £35 per person or £47 per person if the case is referred to the Home Office.

In addition:

You will each need to bring a passport sized photo if you do not have British or Irish Nationality or EUSS Settled or Pre Settled status.  Also required is proof of your immigration status and translated documents if you’re giving notice on or after 1 July 2021.

If you’re giving notice from 1 July 2021, you’ll also need to bring confirmation of either:

  • your settled or pre-settled status - you’ll need to bring a ‘share code’ which you can get from the ‘view and prove your immigration status’ service, which will be valid for 30 days
  • an application to the EU settlement scheme you made on or before 30 June 2021, which you’re waiting for a decision on - you’ll need to bring your certificate of application

The following are documents which provide evidence of nationality:

  • Valid Biometric residence permit
  • Valid UK visa/entry clearance in passport
  • Valid HO endorsement in passport
  • Valid UK residence permit in passport
  • Valid application registration card
  • Valid immigration status document bearing a valid photo-endorsed vignette
  • Home office form IS96