Marriages and civil partnerships

What you need to do before your ceremony

Registration offices are open 9 am to 4 pm on Christmas Eve then closed from 25 to 28 December. Offices will be open from 29 to 31 December (9 am to 4.30 pm) and close again on 1 and 2 January 2015. Normal service resumes on Monday 5 January 2015. 

Other documents to give the registrar:

If you think there may be a delay in giving us these details, please contact us.

Registrars have a statutory duty to report any marriage they suspect has been registered for the sole purpose of evading immigration controls. 

Get more information and news at  National Records of Scotland

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