Civil marriage ceremonies
Marriages for foreign nationals
Bromley welcomes marriages from all nationalities, provided the couple have obtained the necessary legal permissions. After 1 February 2005, Bromley, along with Bexley, Richmond, and Sutton, no longer have register offices designated to carry out legal preliminaries for persons subject to immigration control wishing to marry.
As long as eligibility is satisfied and notice is given, a couple can marry anywhere in England and Wales, including non designated register offices. So it is possible for foreign nationals to marry in Bromley.
Notice of marriage
The requirements for giving notice of marriage may differ for couples subject to immigration control, who may have their notice period extended to 70 days from 28 days. The fee of £35, which is non refundable, will vary according to your immigration status.
The following persons are not subject to immigration control so will give their notice in the district where they live, as at present:
- British Citizens;
- European Economic Area (E.E.A) nationals;
- members of visiting forces from NATO;
- members of visiting forces from commonwealth countries;