You will need to book a notice of intention to marry (notice) appointment with your local registry office. This may be in Camden if you are a resident or in another borough if you live elsewhere.
Before this appointment you must know the venue and have an idea of when you would like to get married. You cannot give notice more than one year in advance of your ceremony.
A notice of marriage or civil partnership is a legal statement which you must sign. Once completed, it will be available on our public notice boards for 28 days.
This is a legal requirement and once notice has been given you must wait at least 29 days before the marriage or civil partnership can take place. This could be extended to 71 days depending on your immigration status.
We would advise you give notice at least 3 months before your ceremony if possible. Notices are valid for one year.