Detailed below are some of the paperwork you may need for a marriage in Scotland. Please speak to your Registrar about what paperwork you are required to complete.
This leaflet provides you with information on the legal requirements for a marriage in Scotland and can help answer any questions you may have.
This form must be completed by both parties to the marriage and submitted to the local Registrar in the district where your marriage is to take place, no later 29 days before hand. You cannot submit this form more than 3 months before the date of the marriage.
If you are planning to marry abroad and you are requested to provide a Certificate of No Impediment (CONI) please use this form and provide the relevent supporting documentation.
You will need to provide the names of two witnesses over the age of 16 that will be in attendance of your marriage. If witnesses are being provided for you please write this on the form.
Those who are subject to immigration control will need to complete this form and submit along with your notice to marriage (M10). The Registrar will be unable to accept your notice to marriage without this form being completed. You may also be required to provide passport size photographs for both parties of the marriage. You should be aware that if you do not have the appropriate immigration status or the relevent visa for a marriage in the United Kingdom, your proposed marriage will be referred to the Home Office for investigation, which can result in a delay in your marriage taking place. If you are unsure if you are subject to immigration control please speak to your Registrar who can advise or contact the Home Office. If this applies to you please see the Home Office leaflet for more information about the referral and investigation scheme.
if you have had a divorce that has taken place outwith the United Kindom you may be required to complete this addtional information regarding your divorce. Your Registrar will advise you if you need to complete this form.
When submitting your notice to marriage you will be required to provide proof of your permenant home address, please see list of acceptable documentation or speak to your Registrar. If residing at seperate addresses proof of each address would be required.
Before submitting your paperwork and documentation please check that you have everything required. Original documentation where specified must be sent with your paperwork, if you have any difficulty please speak to the Registrar.
Other documentation required will be Birth certifcates, evidence of previous marriage ending, evidence of nationality (passport), Certificate of No Impediment may be required depending on your country of residency. If you require further information on what documents you may need to provide please contact your Registrar.