Acceptable for all legal purposes
Duplicate British Marriage Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:
- Bank accounts
- Social Security
- Employer ID
- Driving licence
- Visas & Immigration
When you need a UK Marriage Certificate Fast
There are times when you need a copy of your marriage certificate and time is short. This is especially true if you need the certificate to be sent outside of the UK. We offer 3 options to help our overseas clients in need of a fast service:
- Priority 3-day dispatch gets your certificate issued faster
- Worldwide courier delivery removes the worry of international postage
- Email copies can be sent to you with our Scan and Send service
What will I get?
You will receive a government-issued UK Marriage Certificate. These are officially known as Certified Copies, as they are issued based on the original that was stored when the marriage originally took place. This does not mean that we send you a photocopy! You will get a brand-new document, as good as the original. The only difference is that the date of issue will be different.
For full details of exactly what is included on a British Marriage Certificate, please visit our Questions (FAQs) page.
I live outside of the UK. Will the marriage certificate be accepted in my country?
If you are using the marriage certificate to get a British Passport, regardless of where in the world you live, you can use the marriage certificate without any additional validation.
For overseas clients needing to validate the authenticity of the certificate as having been produced in the UK, we also offer a legalisation service whereby the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office will attach a dated Apostille to the reverse of the marriage certificate. We would always recommend that you check with whoever you are presenting the certificate to, to see if an Apostille Stamp is needed.
“Thanks for your excellent service in getting our Marriage certificate to us so quickly. I'll certainly recommend you to whoever asks.” Dave Hooper
What if I was married outside the UK?
Where British nationals are married abroad, we can additionally supply copies of certificates relating to any UK marriages abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those marriages that have actually been registered with the UK authorities. Please note that it can take up to 18 months for the records to reach the UK from the overseas authorities so requests for recent marriages would need to be made to the specific in-country marriage registrations department.
For further advice or assistance
No matter what your needs are, we will deliver you a replacement marriage certificate in a speedy, professional and friendly manner. Our marriage certificate service has helped thousands of people just like you and we are always on hand to answer any questions you many have. Call NOW on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 for friendly and free advice.
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