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Overseas UK Marriage Certificate

You can order an official replacement Overseas UK Marriage Certificate below which is government-issued and guaranteed to be accepted by all UK authorities. For overseas clients, you may need to check with the person you are presenting the certificate to whether they need any additional validation on overseas documents. Please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 if you have any questions.

NOTE 1: 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. 

NOTE 2: Please be aware that any certificate issued after 2006 is only available directly from the General Register Office. If this is the case, go to https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content to order your certificates. 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. 

Complete the form below to order:

Partner One's Full Name:  
What is the first partner's full name?
Partner Two's Full Name:  
Please provide the second partner's full name
Place of Marriage:  
Which country did the marriage take place in?
Date of Marriage:  
When did you get married?
Priority Service:  
Apostille Legalisation Required?  
Scan & Send?  
Reason for Ordering:  
Why is this certificate needed?
I have read the online ordering notes:  

Service Fee:  £19.95(Exc. 20% VAT)(£23.94 Inc. VAT)
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Notes for online ordering

  • 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.
  • Certificates are original, certified copies acceptable for all official purposes
  • 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.
  • Marriage certificates are available from July 1837 to 2010.
  • Under UK Law you can apply for any marriage certificate if you know their details

Please see below for additional information if you need help completing the form above.


Guidance Notes

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 sales team on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 who will be happy to help.

Groom's Full Name

Please provide the full name, including any middle names, of the groom.

Bride's Full Maiden Name

Please provide the bride's full maiden name, including any middle names, as it was on the day of the marriage. This will be either the bride's maiden name or previously married name.

Date of Marriage

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).

Place of Marriage

Please provide the place of marriage as best as is known. For family history enquiries, the region of England or Wales is often sufficient.

Priority Service

Please indicate whether you require the certificate to be ready to dispatch in 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.

Apostille Required

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.

Scan and Send

Please indicate whether you would like a backup colour scan of the marriage certificate emailed to you as it is dispatched. Please ensure that you include your email address when you complete your contact details during checkout.

 


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