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Household support fund

Applications for the household support fund are now paused. Please come back and check this website for when the scheme will re-open.

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Getting married or forming a civil partnership abroad

If you are choosing to marry or register a civil partnership abroad contact the country’s embassy in the UK, which will tell you which documents you need. Many countries ask for a 'certificate of no impediment' issued by your local register office showing that you are free to marry or register a civil partnership. For some counties it is not possible to issue this certificate and they may require alternate evidence such as an affidavit.

If you are living abroad you will need to contact the British Embassy or Consulate located in the country where you reside.

If you want to get married abroad, you cannot register an overseas marriage or civil partnership in the UK, but it will usually be recognised if it is valid in the other country.