Step 4 – from 19 July 2021:
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|Any person who knowingly and wilfully gives false information to a registrar for insertion in a marriage or civil partnership register or makes a false declaration to secure a marriage or civil partnership is liable to prosecution for perjury.|
*Dependent on your nationality and immigration status.
To book your notice appointment at an East Sussex Register Office call 0345 60 80 198.
For British citizens this should be a valid UK passport or the following, dependent on your date of birth.
|Date of Birth||Evidence required|
|Before 1 January 1983|
A United Kingdom birth certificate together with another document (e.g., valid photo card driving licence) to show use of your current name.
|After 1 January 1983||Full United Kingdom birth certificate plus your Mother’s United Kingdom birth certificate or Father’s if your parents are or have been married to each other.|
|After 1 July 2006||Full United Kingdom birth certificate showing parents’ details and evidence of either parents’ British citizenship or settled status at the time of the birth (e.g, either parents’ full United Kingdom birth certificate (if the relevant parent was born before 1 January 1983), or passport describing the relevant parent as a British Citizen or indicating that he or she then had indefinite leave to enter or remain).|
For Irish Citizens this should be a valid Irish passport.
For EU Citizens with Settled Status (EUSS) this should be a valid EU passport and an EUSS check code.
You can get a code to share with the registrar on the gov.uk website: View and prove your immigration status - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For EU Citizens without Settled Status and for all other nationalities, you should bring your passport and evidence of your appropriate Visa for marriage or immigration status.
One of the below.
|Council Tax Bill||Dated within the last 12 months prior to your appointment|
Dated within the last 3 months.Cannot be a mobile phone bill or TV contract
|Bank or Building Society Statement|
Dated within the last month
|Valid UK Driving Licence|
This must show your correct home address.
You can be fined up to £1000 if you do not tell the DVLA when your address changes.
|Current Mortgage or Tenancy Agreement|
Dated within the last 12 months
|The original court stamped Decree Absolute, or Dissolution Order issued by the County Court or High Court Family Division|
If your divorce or dissolution is in another language, you will need to provide the original court document with an English translation.Consideration of foreign divorce documents may incur an additional fee. Please call 0345 60 80 198 for details.
|An original death certificate of your late spouse or civil partner|
If you are not named on the death certificate, you will also need to bring an original marriage or civil partnership certificate.
If you are using a different name to the one used on any of your supporting documents, then you must provide further evidence to link all your names.
This may be in the form of.
To book your Notice at an East Sussex Register Office or if you are unable to supply all the relevant documents, call 0345 60 80 198.
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