For current information about notices during the Covid-19 pandemic visit the East Sussex County Council website.
Giving Notice is a legal requirement, that anyone wishing to marry or form a civil partnership in England or Wales must complete before their ceremony can take place.
*This statutory waiting period may be extended if you and/or your partner are a non-EEA or Swiss national.
East Sussex has four Register Offices located in Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes.
If you and/or your partner live outside England and Wales
Anyone wanting to marry or form a civil partnership in England or Wales must meet a residency requirement. A residency within England and Wales must be established before notice can be given. You must have resided at one address for at least 7 consecutive days prior to Giving Notice (this works out as 9 days, as they day of arrival and of your notice appointment do not count). You are free to leave the country once notice has been given.
If one or both of you are non-EEA citizens
If you and/or your partner are non-EEA nationals or are subject to immigration control you will need to Give Notice at a Designated Register Office. Please note, this may not be your local Register Office, and the statutory waiting period may be extended to 70 days.
For further information please visit the GOV UK website.
|To book your notice appointment at an East Sussex Register Office call us on 0345 60 80 198|
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