Getting married or forming a civil partnership
- 16 or over
- not already married or in a civil partnership
- not closely related.
If you’re under 18 you need permission from your parents or guardians to get married or form a civil partnership.
For all marriages or civil partnerships, you will need to book a ceremony and are required to give notice.
The government website provides further information on marriages and civil partnerships.
Converting a civil partnership
Same sex couples can convert a civil partnership into a marriage and get a marriage certificate dated when the civil partnership was formed. The government website provides further information on converting a civil partnership.
Getting married abroad
If you’re a British national getting a marriage or civil partnership abroad, you might need certain documents from the UK government. The government website can help you find out what you need to get married abroad.