Check if you can get married or form a civil partnership

You need to check if you are both eligible to get married or form a civil partnership before you can give notice.

You can get married or form a civil partnership in England and Wales if you:

  • are both over the age of 18
  • are both British citizens or citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • are not already married or in a civil partnership
  • both live in England or Wales

If you or your partner do not meet the criteria above, you may still be able to marry or form a civil partnership. Please contact us for advice.

Registration service

Email: registrationservice@cumbria.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 303 2472

You can get further advice on your eligibility to get married or form a civil partnership on GOV.UK.