Marriage certificates

You can order copies of your marriage certificate after your marriage. Certificates cost £11 per copy.

Order a certificate

Before you start

If you were married in a church or place of worship please ensure you state the full name and address of the church or place of worship to ensure we can appropriately locate your marriage entry.

It's not possible to pick up certificates from our registration offices. The quickest and easiest way to request a certificate is to apply online.

We will post your certificate within 7 working days of receipt of the order, using 2nd class post for standard applications.

Other ways to order

To order by telephone please call our Customer Service Centre on 0300 126 3000.

Correcting a mistake on my marriage certificate

Sometimes mistakes can be made on a certificate that we issue. It may be possible to correct that mistake, but we can only do so for registrations that were originally made in Northamptonshire.

Cost

If it is our mistake then there is no charge. Immediately after your marriage, the registrar will ask you to check the information carefully and sign the register to say it's correct.

If it is the customer's mistake then the fee to consider the correction application will be £90. Consideration does not guarantee that the correction application will be accepted.

How to get it changed

If you think the information on a marriage or civil partnership certificate is wrong, you will need to provide evidence from the time of the registration showing the correct information.

When you have collected the evidence you need to support your request for a correction, please email the relevant Registration Service for where the registration took place: 

Please email [email protected] with:

  • your name, address, telephone number and email address
  • the name(s), date and type of certificate that you would like correcting
  • details of the correction to be made
  • details of the evidence that you will be submitting to support your request

Depending on the circumstances, the correction may or may not be simple to make, so we will contact you to discuss your case in more detail and explain what happens next.

Last updated 08 March 2023