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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Notice Documents

At your Notice appointment each of you will be required to provide certain documents. These documents need to prove your name, age, nationality, address and that you are free to marry or form a civil partnership.

All documents MUST be original

Photocopies are NOT acceptable

Any court issued documents MUST be stamped by the court

The Registrar will confirm which documents are required when you book your appointment.

Failure to provide the correct documents may result in the cancellation of your appointment and the loss of your fee.

A statutory fee of £35 per person is payable on booking your notice appointment. Please have your credit or debit card to hand when calling.

To book your notice at an East Sussex Register Office call us on 0345 60 80 198.

 

If Giving Notice at a Designated Register Office the required documents may differ to those listed below. Please contact the relevant Designated Register Office to confirm which documents you will need. 

Proof of Name, Age & Nationality

For British citizens only

  • A valid UK passport

If you do not have a valid UK passport please contact our ceremonies team 0345 60 80 198 who will advise what alternative documents you will need.

For EEA and Swiss nationals 

  • A valid EEA passport
  • Valid national ID card (issued by an EEA state or Switzerland)
  • Valid travel document (issued by the Home Office)

Proof of address

  • Most recent Council Tax bill (dated within the last 12 months)
  • Utility bill (dated within the last three months)
  • Bank or Building society statement (dated within the last month)
  • Current valid UK driving licence
  • Current mortgage or tenancy agreement (dated within the last 12 months)

Evidence of legal ending to any previous marriage or civil partnership

Divorce or Dissolution

  • Original court stamped Decree Absolute issued by the County Court or High Court Family Division
  • If your divorce or dissolution was from outside England and Wales, you will need to provide the original court document with an English translation (if necessary)
     
    • Consideration of divorce documents can incur an extra cost. Please contact us to confirm 0345 60 80 198.

If you are using a different name to the one on the divorce or dissolution papers, then you must provide documents to link all your names. This may be in the form of a previous marriage or civil partnership certificate or a change of name deed.

Widowed or a surviving Civil Partner

  • Original death certificate of your late spouse or civil partner, and the marriage or civil partnership certificate if you are not named on the death certificate

Evidence of change of name

  • The original change of name deed or equivalent

 

All documents MUST be original

Photocopies are NOT acceptable

Any court issued documents MUST be stamped by the court

The registrar will confirm which documents are required when you book your appointment.

 

A statutory fee of £35 per person is payable on booking your notice appointment. Please have your credit or debit card to hand when calling.

To book your notice at an East Sussex Register Office call us on 0345 60 80 198.

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