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For many people the registration of their civil marriages marks a milestone in their lives. It is therefore important for the Registry to ensure that there are sufficient staff available to attend to civil marriages. 

Currently there is a pool of six Marriage Registrars and 3 clerks on hand to ensure that applications are received and processed and that civil marriages are registered. By law, notice of the intended marriage for a period of 2 weeks must be given before a marriage is registered. There are exceptions to this rule where applicants may forgo the 2-week waiting period subject to the discretion and availability of the Marriage Registrar. 

The use of technology has also played a part in improving registry services. In the past, couples would have to wait 7 days to collect their marriage certificate, however, now with the use of technology couples will usually receive their marriage certificate instantly after the wedding. There is also an electronic database of marriages making searches very much more efficient.

The Registry is also able to cater for larger wedding parties and will hold marriages in the Court room for larger groups, subject to availability.

The Registry looks forward to continuing to welcoming and congratulating married couples in 2019.

To download the leaflet of this service: click Registry of Civil Marriage PDF
To download the forms of this service: click Downloadable forms