Before you can marry in a Register Office you must both give notice of your marriage to the Superintendent Registrar of the Registration District in which you have had your usual place of residence for 8 consecutive nights. You must give both notices before you break your residences.
A statutory minimum period of 15 days must then elapse before the Superintendent Registrar may issue the authority for the marriage to go ahead.
If you live in different registration districts then you must each arrange to give notice to the Superintendent Registrar of your district. Your personal attendance is required by law and you cannot nominate your partner or any other person to attend in your place.
A notice of marriage cannot be given more than 12 months before the date of the marriage.