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Jersey residents getting married abroad

It is not our responsibility to find out the requirements of the country you would like to marry in, you need to contact the marriage authorities of the country that you want to get married in and ask what they need.

Leave plenty of time to contact them as each country has different requirements and timeframes.

Getting married abroad leaflet

Apply to give notice to marry

You will need to apply to give notice to marry as if you were getting married in Jersey. State on your application you're applying for a certificate of no impediment.

If you both live in Jersey, you both need to ask for a certificate of no impediment and you both need to give notice.

Apply for a certificate of no impediment

The marriage authority in the country where you are marrying may ask you to provide evidence that you and/or your partner are free to marry by providing a document called a Certificate of No Impediment. A Certificate of No Impediment is issued by the Superintendent Registrar.

You must be resident in Jersey to apply for a Certificate of No Impediment.

You must check the requirements from the marriage authority where you're getting married. This will include checking what timeframes are required for submitting the Certificate(s) of No Impediment.

Please note that each Certificate of No Impediment issued by the Superintendent Registrar is valid for 3 months from the date that you give Notice to Marry.

To apply for a Certificate for No Impediment to marry you must make a standard application to marry to the Office of the Superintendent Registrar.

The fee for making an application to marry is £200 (whether you need one Certificate of No Impediment or two)

You'll then be guided through the process of giving Notice to Marry.

26 days after you have given Notice to Marry, you must attend the Office of the Superintendent Registrar to complete the process and be issued with a Certificate of No Impediment.

Each Certificate of No Impediment costs £100. The total cost of a Certificate of No Impediment is therefore £300 or £400.


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