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Step 1: apply to give notice to marry in Jersey

You need to apply to the Superintendent Registrar (SIR) to give notice to have a civil or religious marriage in Jersey.

Your application should be completed by yourself, your partner or a third party if you’re using a wedding planner. You need to bring copies of all the required supporting evidence and submit your application a maximum of 12 months before your wedding day.

You need to bring the original documents or copies issued by the issuing authority in either English or French:

  • standard birth certificate or adoption certificate
  • passport
  • utility bill in both names (dated within 3 months)
  • all decree absolutes (if applicable)
  • death certificates of any former spouse (if applicable)
  • deed poll (if applicable)
We do not accept:
  • shortened birth certificates
  • laminated documents
  • statutory declarations
  • unregistered deed polls

Your application must include the:

  • date and time of your wedding
  • approved location of your wedding
  • name of your marriage celebrant

If you don’t live in Jersey, you need to state on your application whether you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national. If you're not an EU, EEA or Swiss National, we'll give you a letter confirming your provisional booking for marriage. This means that you can then apply to the Home Office to get your marriage visa.

The application costs £200 this includes giving notice, you need to include this with your application form. 

Any fees paid to us are non-refundable.

Application for marriage

Getting married in Jersey checklist leaflet

Step 2: give notice to marry

At least eight weeks before your wedding day both you and your partner need to:

  • sign the Freedom to Marry Declaration 
  • complete a Notice of Intended Marriage Form

You can do this at our office or we can send it to you. Once you have completed this we'll enter your details into the notice to marry book.

To give notice, you and your partner must have:

  • lived at your current address for at least seven days before you give notice
  • given original or certified copies of the required supporting evidence to us
  • signed a Freedom to Marry Declaration
  • completed a Notice of Intended Marriage Form

Step 3: we publish your notice to marry

We will publish your notice to marry at our office and on the gov.je website.

Step 4: request a marriage schedule

Once your notice to marry has been published, you need to arrange your marriage schedule. This is the legal document that allows you to marry.

To get your marriage schedule you and your partner must visit our office 3 to 10 days before your wedding day to:

  • sign a Signature Verifier Form
  • have a photo taken of you both
  • confirm the name of your marriage celebrant
  • provide your Certificate of Freedom to Marry (if applicable)
  • pay the Marriage Schedule fee of £300 to £550

Once this is complete we will issue the marriage schedule and three copies of your marriage certificate along with the Signature Verifier Form and photo to your marriage celebrant.

Any fees paid to us are non-refundable.

Changing your notice to marry

You can make changes to the date, time or location set out in your notice to marriage if:

  • it is more than 26 days before your wedding date
  • you pay a fee of £50 (any fees paid to us are non-refundable)

Apply to change your notice to marry

Getting married in special circumstances

If you need to get married in special circumstances, contact us.

Special circumstances can include if either you or your partner are:

  • dying
  • housebound
  • detained in prison / in hospital / in other secure facility
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