Register a marriage

Find out how to register a marriage.

Before you start

You must give at least 29 days' notice for a marriage.

You need to fill in a MN10 form and make an appointment with a registrar to submit it.

Icon for pdf Download a MN10 application form [100.09KB].

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment phone 0141 577 3004.

We've 2 registration offices:

  1. Barrhead, 211 Main Street, G78 1SY
  2. Giffnock, Eastwood Park, G46 6UG

Who can register a marriage?

Both partners must:

  • be at least 16 years old when you register the marriage
  • be not related to each other in a way which prevents a marriage
  • be unmarried and not in a civil partnership
  • provide documents to prove any previous marriage or civil partnership has ended legally
  • understand the nature of a marriage ceremony and is able to consent to marriage


You must give at least 29 days' notice to submit the form.

The earliest you can submit the form is 3 months before your wedding ceremony.

Documents you need to bring

You must bring original documents. We don't accept copies.

If any documents are not in English, you must provide a certified translation.

For each partner

  • Completed MN10 forms
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Proof of home address

You also need to give names and addresses of 2 witnesses who are at least 16 years old.

If you've been married before

You also need to bring these documents:

  • Legal documents to prove any previous marriage or civil partnership has ended. For example, Decree absolute
  • Death certificate if your previous spouse or partner has died

Immigration control

If you're subject to immigration control and not a member of the European Economic Area, you'll be asked for extra documents. We'll let you know this when you contact us.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3004

Last modified on 21 July 2020

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