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Scotland - Register a Foreign Marriage in Scotland

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Only marriage that occurs in Scotland can be registered in Scotland. However, foreign marriages documents can be deposited with this office.


Those who are married abroad.

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  • You can’t deposit your certificate if you got married in a Commonwealth country.
  • You can deposit a civil partnership certificate from any country in the world.
  • You can also pay by postal order or bank draft made payable to ‘FCO’. Include this with your application form and supporting documents. Personal cheques are not accepted.

Required Information

  • forenames and surnames of groom and bride
  • full postal address
  • daytime telephone number
  • email address
  • British passport number, date and place of issuance
  • full postal address of place of marriage
  • date of marriage


  • To deposit your foreign marriage or civil partnership certificates, download and fill in the relevant form. You can download the forms from this site: Make sure that you have the supporting documents listed on the form before you pay.
  • Completed applications should be sent to:
    Deposit of Marriage, Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
    Room K4.9,
    King Charles St.,
    SW1A 2AH

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Required Documents

  • Original marriage document issued by the foreign authority
  • Certified translations (if not in English)
  • One British passport. A copy certified by a U.K. solicitor or notary public is acceptable
  • two photocopies of bio data page
  • Special or recorded delivery envelope


  • To deposit a certificate - £35
  • Postage fee - £10 (if you want to have your documents returned)


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Office Locations & Contacts

Deposit of Marriage, Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Room K4.9,
King Charles St.,

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