Things you must bring
You must bring the following documents with you at your marriage notice appointment. If you fail to bring the correct documents to your marriage notice appointment , you might need to re-book and pay again.
You must bring
- Evidence of your nationality, name and date of birth - this can be your current passport (preferred) or, if you were born before 1983, a long or short British birth certificate
If you were born in, or after, 1983 - Your long British birth certificate which shows the names of your parents and your mother's full British birth certificate. If your parents were married at the time of your birth, then you can bring the full birth certificate for either parent.
Note - certified copies of any birth certificate can be obtained from the Register Office covering the district where the birth occurred. Photocopies will not be accepted.
- For each person living in the borough - proof of residency in the Wokingham District
This can be either a full driving licence or a bank statement, no more than 1 month old at date of appointment, or a utility bill which must be no more than 3 months old at date of appointment, or a Council Tax bill for the current year.
- Proof of end of previous marriage(s) if applicable
Either a decree absolute - if a decree absolute date before 22 April 2014, then you need to provide a decree absolute with a red stamp. If the decree absolute is dated after 22 April the stamps were changed back to black stamps. A photocopy won't be accepted.
A certified death certificate for your former spouse. If the applicant is not the informant on the death certificate, the original marriage certificate is also required.
Documents must be the original or certified copies obtained from the appropriate Register Office. A photocopy won't be accepted.
- Evidence of any name changes
If you have changed your name by any means except marriage, you will need to provide evidence, for example a change of name deed.
- Consent from parents (if you're under 18 years old)
You will need evidence of the consent of your parents if you're under 18 years of age. Consent forms are available from any Register Office.
Things you must know
Both partners must attend a marriage notice appointment. If you are attending separate appointments you will need to know your partner’s date of birth, address and occupation.
How to find us
Our Register Office is at our main council office in Wokingham.
Our address is
Wokingham Register Office
We are located at the side of the council offices building near the council car park entrance / exit. Please enter through the red door.
The nearest car park is The Paddocks car park (Postcode: RG40 2AB.) There is a footpath from the car park through to the council offices in the corner, diagonally opposite the entrance of the car park.
The Paddocks Car Park closes on 24 March 2018. After that date we recommend using the Carnival Multi-Storey Car Park – RG40 2AF. Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from there to the Register Office
If you need to change your appointment date
If you need to change the date of your appointment, if less than 7 days' notice is given you will need to pay again.