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Marriage & Civil Partnership Abroad

Please note we have now moved to online payments for applications for a Certificate of Freedom to Marry*. Please have your debit/credit card details and the required supporting documents ready before you begin your application. Further information can be found under the Supporting Documents section below.

You should expect to receive your Certificate of Freedom for your marriage abroad within 8 weeks of the date of marriage if submitted within the correct timeframe.

 *At present, applications to the following Missions are excluded from the new online payment system.  You should contact that office directly or visit their website for information on payment methods for your application. List of Embassy contacts.

  • Embassy Abuja
  • Embassy Addis Ababa
  • Embassy Dar Es Salaam
  • Embassy Freetown
  • Embassy Nairobi
  • Embassy Maputo
  • Embassy Malawi
  • Honorary Consulate Auckland