Register a marriage
Find out how to register a marriage.
Due to the refurbishment of our Barrhead office, registration appointments will be held at The Foundry from 15 January to 15 March.
Use this service to register a marriage.
Before you start
You must give at least 29 days' notice for a marriage.
The earliest you can submit the form is 3 months before your wedding ceremony.
You need to fill in a M10 form and make an appointment with a registrar to submit it.
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
How to register?
The location of your appointment depends on where your civil or religious ceremony will take place.
If you're getting married in Barrhead, Neilston or Uplawmoor you should book an appointment at our Barrhead office.
If you're getting married in Giffnock, Newton Mearns, Clarkston, Busby or Eaglesham you should book an appointment at our Eastwood office.
Appointments take 30 minutes and are Monday to Friday in the Eastwood office and Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Barrhead office. Only one of you needs to attend. You must bring the documentation listed below, completed and signed, for both of you.
If you're unable to select an appointment because your ceremony is in less than 29 days you'll need to contact the Registrars team or phone: 0141 577 3004 to speak to a customer service officer and arrange an appointment.
What happens next?
Once you've submitted both your own and your partner's details, using the self-service form, you'll receive confirmation of your submission. This will have the date, time and the name of the office you need to go to.
Our registration offices are located at:
Eastwood registration office
East Renfrewshire Council headquarters
Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road
Barrhead registration office
211 Main Street
When you attend this appointment you need to bring along original documents.
A list of the documents you'll need to bring is below.
If any documents are not in English, you must provide a certified translation. We don't accept photo copies.
For each partner:
Completed and signed M10 forms
(MN10 forms are available on the National Records of Scotland website together with other useful information on getting married in Scotland).
Proof of home address
You also need to give names and addresses of two witnesses who are at least 16 years old and able to understand the ceremony.
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
If you're subject to immigration control and not a member of the European Economic Area, you'll be asked for extra documents. This information is available on the National Records of Scotland website.