During Phase 2, marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations can take place outdoors only. (Scottish Government hopes that some indoor marriages and civil partnerships will be possible during phase 3.)
Members of three separate households, up to a maximum number of 8 people, are permitted to attend an outdoor wedding or civil partnership. This allows the parties (who may not be part of the same household prior to marriage) and the witnesses to attend. This limitation does not include the registrar/celebrant or any necessary interpreter.
To ensure the health and safety of all attending the celebrant or registrar will ensure physical distancing measures take place and that there are no more than eight people attending.
As of 10 June 2020, Glasgow Registration Service can now accept notice of marriage or civil partnership.
Please note however that at this time, we are not accepting new bookings for civil marriages and civil partnerships
Notice forms will only be accepted and lodged if;
You have a minister/celebrant etc. arranged to deliver your ceremony in Glasgow and require the Registrar's service to produce a schedule document permitting the ceremony to take place
You have an existing booking to be married with Glasgow Registrars, in our office or by one of our Registrar's in a third-party venue.
Your planned date of marriage is between 29 days and three months ahead of the arrival of your notice forms and documents at the City Chambers office.
We can only accept notice forms and their supporting documents by post - Address below.
Where a couple are unable to give the required 29 days notice (e.g. due to serious illness of one of the parties), then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
With effect from 3rd June the National Records of Scotland will also consider ceremonies where a marriage/cp visa will expire imminently, however these visas are extended to the end of July in certain cases. Information on the links below.
Please post notices to: Registration Office, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, Glasgow G2 1DU
Please include your contact details and a member of our team will be in touch.
DO NOT HAND DELIVER NOTICES AND DOCUMENTATION- THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage.
Here you can find information and guidance on getting married in Glasgow. The minimum notice for marriage in Scotland is 29 days.
During this time we can only accept notices by post. Any visit to our office will be strictly by appointment only (arranged by the Registrar) and will only be for the collection of a Marriage Schedule for Religious/Belief Ceremonies
Please read the information contained in this section below prior to submission of Marriage Notices.
We no longer accept face to face appointments for the submission of Marriage Notices. All Notices for ceremonies taking place in Glasgow must be submitted to us by post to:- Registration Service, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, Glasgow G2 1DU
If you gave notice of marriage before lockdown and your ceremony did not take place, those notices will be valid for a new date up to 31st December 2020. If your new date is next year then you will need to submit new notices no earlier than 3 months and no later than 29 days before the date of the ceremony - no further notice fees will need to be paid as we will carry the previous fee over to the new notices.
With the exception of above each party to a marriage must complete and submit a marriage notice NRS - M10 Form, along with the required documents and the appropriate fee, to the registrar for the district in which the marriage is to take place.
Timing is important. The notices must be submitted early enough to enable the registrar to be satisfied that you are free to marry one another. Normally notices should be handed in about 8 - 10 weeks before the marriage but if either party has been married before, the notices should be with the registrar 10 weeks beforehand. The minimum period is 28 clear days before the date of the proposed marriage, but if you leave things as late as this you could be faced with the need to postpone your marriage.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the Registrar General authorise a marriage to take place if 28 clear days notice has not been given.
Marriage notices can no longer be submitted in person. You can arrange to post them with photocopies of the appropriate documents(original documents must be submitted to the office before the date of the ceremony by arrangement with the Registrar) and fee in the form of a cheque or postal order made payable to Glasgow City Council to the address below. Please ensure necessary contact details are included i.e. UK landline or mobile number and email address. When posting your paperwork please contact the office in advance to advise us at email@example.com
The following information gives general guidance only and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law.
When submitting marriage notice forms to the registrar, each of you must supply the following:
Do not include original passports when sending notice to us by post-copies only-we will arrange to see originals prior to your civil marriage ceremony or in the case of a religious/belief ceremony, prior to issue of marriage schedule.
When posting Marriage Notices to us please enclose a cheque made payable to Glasgow City Council for the appropriate sum i.e. £70 for a religious/belief marriage or minimum £125 for a civil marriage or civil partnership if booking fees have already been paid.
We cannot lodge notices if no fees are attached or contact details given to allow arrangements to be made for alternative payment by credit/debit card.
There are no face to face appointments at this time for lodging of notice.
If you are having a religious or belief system marriage and have been asked by the Registrar to attend the office for collection then please be on time as we are operating strict physical distancing and H&S measures and can only have a limited number of people in the building at any given time.
If you are having a religious or belief ceremony and have been asked to attend the office to collect the marriage schedule and are unable to keep the appointed time then please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We will have a very limited number of appointments and would welcome your assistance with keeping the time allocated.