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This service is only for marriages outside of the United Kingdom between British Subjects. For marriages within the UK, please order England/Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland Certificates. All overseas marriage requests are subject to a search fee of £10.00+vat in the event that no entry is found owing the large number of requests we receive for non-recorded marriages.
NOTE: The registration of an overseas marriage in the UK is not compulsory and will only be available to order if it has been recorded with either the local Consulate, Embassy or (High) Commission, or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the UK.
UPDATE: The registration service for an overseas marriage ceased operation in 2014. If you require a copy of an overseas marriage certificate that was issued AFTER 2014, it won't be possible for us to find.
Please be aware that any certificate issued after 2006 is only available directly from the General Register Office. We may still be able to obtain the certificate for you from a local registry office, but be advised that this is likely to take longer than the stated timespan.
Stated delivery times are in addition to the time taken to complete the service chosen.
When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email with your order reference. Our specialist team will personally check all of the information in your request. If there is any additional information required, or something needs clarification, we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Once the request information is ready, we will search the necessary archives in order to locate the correct record for you. We automatically cover a 5 year search each side of your given event date if required. Once the correct record is located, we will then request a duplicate certificate is issued and advise you via email that the request has been made.
As soon as the certificate is ready for dispatch, we will notify you that it's on its way. If you have requested a scan, we will email this to you at this point.
You can place your order online securely using all major credit and debits cards, as well as PayPal.
Give our team a call to place your order over the phone on 0330 088 1142. There is a £5 supplement per order if you wish to order a certificate in this way.
You can send an order form along with a Postal Order or Cheque drawn on an UK bank. Please ensure you include contact details should we have any queries.
If you'd prefer to place your order and make a bank transfer, this option is available during checkout. Please make sure you include your order number as a payment reference.
All timescales shown on the website refer to how long it will take us to process your request and have the document issued. Upon completion, we will send your order by the method chosen when your order has been placed.
We use a range of methods to ensure secured delivery of your documents. These are determined by the country you live in as follows:
All deliveries to UK addresses, including The Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann, are sent using Royal Mail. Services available include Standard First Class, Royal Mailed Signed For and Royal Mail Special Delivery (1PM).
Services for deliveries overseas vary dependent on your location. For most countries including the EU, North America and Australia, we offer Standard Royal Mail International post. This is not a tracked or insured postal method. We do offer Royal Mail International Track And Sign for an additional cost, available globally except the Middle East. If you require your certificate quickly, or are based in the Middle East we do offer a global courier service via UPS and DHL.
If you have opted for a signed service and no-one is available to sign for the delivery, the package will be taken back to the local sorting office or depot and you will be left a card asking you to collect the item or arrange for a reattempted delivery at a convenient time.
We guarantee that any certificate issued by us will be accepted by any UK And overseas authority.
If you’re overseas and need a personal document from the UK, it’s much easier having us locate it for you.
Our specialist team has years of experience in locating even the most difficult to find personal documents.
Real people will keep you up to date throughout your order process in a professional and timely manner.
We’ve got an amazing track record of locating the correct document. It’s not always easy to know where to start.
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You can order an official replacement Overseas UK Marriage Certificate below which is government-issued and guaranteed to be accepted by all UK authorities. Please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 if you have any questions, or check the Guidance Notes below if you need any help completing your order.
This section is designed to answer questions you may have when completing the form above. If there is anything you are unsure of, please feel free to call a member of our team on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 who will be happy to help.
Please provide the full name, including any middle or maiden names, of the first partner.
Please provide the full name, including any middle or maiden names, of the second partner.
Please provide the date of marriage as best you can. If the exact date is unknown, please provide a year and a search will be conducted 2 years either side of this date to locate the record (i.e. If 1950 is supplied, we will check from 1948-1952 inclusive).
Please provide the place of marriage as best as is known. For family history enquiries, the region of England or Wales is often sufficient.
Please indicate whether you require the certificate to be ready to dispatch in 8-10 working days on our standard service, or 3 working days on our priority service. Please note, You must make your order before 3pm for the 3 working day service to be availed. Any orders made after the 3pm cutoff point will add an extra day to the expected timescale. For clarification, working days do not include weekends or bank holidays.
Please indicate whether you need this certificate to be certified for use overseas (legalised) by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the speed with which this service should be carried out. For more information on this service, please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section.
Please indicate whether you would like a backup colour scan of the certificate emailed to you as it is dispatched. Please ensure that you include your email address when you complete your contact details during checkout.
You can place your order online securely using all major creadit and debits cards, as well as PayPal.