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What to bring to the notification appointment

Bring a valid photo ID and a photocopy of the photo page of one of the following:

  • passport
  • refugee card/asylum card issued by the Department of Justice and Equality
  • national identity card from an EU country that accepts national identity cards as a travel document

You will also need:

  • the original and photocopy of your birth certificates
  • proof of address - original and photocopy dated within last 3 months
  • your PPS numbers

If your documents are not in English or Irish you must provide translations.

Ceremony details

You need to provide the following information about your ceremony:

  • the type of ceremony (civil, religious or secular)
  • name and address of the proposed venue
  • name of registered solemniser
  • name and date of birth of both witnesses aged 18 or older

If you are divorced

You will need an original or certified copy, and photocopy, of your divorce decree. If there is a stay order on the divorce decree, bring this too.

Contact the civil registration service for advice if you divorced in another country. 

Widow, widower or surviving civil partner

If you are a widow or widower, you will need the original and photocopy of any:

  • civil marriage certificates
  • civil death certificate of the spouse or civil partner who has died

If you are a surviving civil partner you will need the:

  • original and photocopy of any civil partnership certificates
  • original and photocopy of any civil death certificate of late civil partners

In a civil partnership

If you are in a civil partnership registered in the Irish state, contact a civil registration service if you want to get married.

If you are in a civil partnership registered in the Irish state, bring the original and a photocopy of the civil partnership certificate.

Previous civil partnership

If you have a civil partnership dissolution, you will need the final decree of dissolution.

If you have a civil annulment

You will need the:

  • original and photocopy of the civil annulment court order
  • court letter and photocopy confirming that an appeal has not been lodged against the nullity order

Not a citizen of Ireland or an EU member state

If either of you is not a citizen of Ireland or an EU member state, you will need to confirm your immigration status.

Bring one of the following:

  • original letter from the Department of Justice and Equality confirming your immigration status
  • refuge or asylum card from the Department of Justice and Equality 
  • immigration visa or stamp or Irish residency permit
  • passport - if you are a UK citizen

You may need to attend an interview and the marriage appointment.

The interview is held in English or Irish. You must provide an interpreter if you want to speak another language at the interview. You will also need to do this at the ceremony.

Interpreters must be from an independent verifiable translation or interpretation service.

page last reviewed: 04/10/2021
next review due: 04/10/2024