Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership COVID-19

In line with the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown rules civil registration offices will continue to provide the majority of public services and notice appointments are permitted.

As COVID infection numbers in Solihull continue to rise, we are urging people to wear face coverings when attending an appointment and continue with COVID-safety measures.

For the most up to date COVID-19 guidance for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies visit the Gov.UK website.

The Register Office is only open for pre-booked appointments.

If you are getting married in a Church of England you should consult the Church Minister.

For all other civil and religious ceremonies you must give notice at a register office.

You both must give notice in person - no one else can do it on your behalf.

You must have lived in the district where you are giving notice for a minimum of 9 clear days immediately prior to giving notice (If you are marrying a foreign national outside England and Wales, requirements may vary).

Your notice is publicly displayed for 28 days, after which the authority for your marriage or civil partnership may be granted. Each notice is valid for 1 year, but if you decide to change venue, new notices must be given (GOV.UK provides advice if you are getting married abroad as conditions can vary).

If you intend to marry or form a civil partnership outside of Solihull, you should also contact the local register office for that area before you give notice, to ensure that officials will be available on the day.

If you or your partner is a non-relevant national

If you or your partner is a ‘non-relevant national’, this means not a British citizen, Irish citizen or granted or pending European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) status, you need to give notice together at a register office in the district where one or both of you live.

There will be an additional fee of £12 per person which is payable at the appointment, and you may need to wait up to 70 days before getting married or forming a civil partnership.

Fees and how to make an appointment

If you live in Solihull you will need to make an appointment to give notice by telephoning 0121 704 8002.

The fee for the notice is £35 per person

Appointments are at:

Solihull Register Office
Homer Road
B90 3QZ

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm