Evidence of your personal details

Evidence you need to bring to your appointment to prove your name, date of birth, nationality and address.

If you do not bring the required documentation, or do not meet the residency or other requirements, then the notice appointment will not be able to go ahead. You will need to book another appointment and pay the fee again. All documents provided must be originals.

Notice of intent fees

When giving notice, you will need to pay a fee

Evidence of address

To prove your address, please bring one of the following:

  • a valid UK or Irish driving licence
  • a gas, water or electricity bill from the last 3 months
  • a bank or building society statement from the last month
  • a Council Tax bill from the last 12 months
  • a mortgage statement from the last 12 months
  • your current tenancy agreement
  • a letter from your landlord (dated within the last 7 days) confirming you live there and including your landlord's name, address and their signature

British and Irish citizens

If you are a British or Irish citizen, please bring your current valid passport. 

If you do not have a British or Irish passport

If you do not have a British or Irish passport, please bring your full birth certificate together with one of the following original documents:

  • a utility bill dated no more than 3 months before the date of your notice appointment
  • a bank or building society statement or passbook with your address on dated no more than 1 month before the date of your notice appointment
  • a Council Tax bill dated no more than 1 year before the date of your notice appointment
  • a mortgage statement dated no more than 1 year before the date of your notice appointment
  • a current residential tenancy agreement
  • a valid driving licence

If you were born in the United Kingdom after 1 January 1983

If you were born in the United Kingdom after 1 January 1983 and do not have a British or Irish passport, you also need to bring evidence of either one of your parents British citizenship or settled status in the UK at the time of your birth (their full birth certificate or passport).

If your parents were married at that time and your mother was not British then we also need to see their marriage certificate. If your parents were not married to each other at the time of your birth, your nationality will be that of your mother, so you must bring her documents.

European Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

If you have EUSS settled status, pre settled status or have a pending application to the EUSS, please bring a current and valid passport. If either of you are not a British or Irish citizen, please also bring evidence of your settled status, pre-settled status or a pending application to the EUSS.

We will require proof of your status before we can undertake your appointment. Find out how to get proof of your status on GOV.UK.

Your share code

You will be asked to confirm which document you used in your application and then to confirm the details of the document and your date of birth. After completing the GOV.UK process you will be emailed the share code.

Once you have received the share code please forward it to sharecode@cumbria.gov.uk at least 2 days before your appointment. The share code is only valid for 30 days.

If any documents are not in English, you will need to get a full written English translation.

If you or your partner are subject to immigration control

In addition to the documents listed above, you will need to bring:  

  • a passport sized photo for each of you (even if only one of you from outside the UK) 
  • proof of your current immigration status (for example, your visa) 
  • a translation of any documents that are not in English

Your marriage schedule will be issued a minimum of 28 days after giving your notice, or if you are subject to immigration control between 28 and 70 days subject to the Home Office.