You need to return your forms and any other documents needed to the registrar at least 29 days before your wedding.
your birth certificate
Get in touch with our local registrar in Lochgilphead as early as possible if you can't get any of these documents. You may be able to use other documents.
If any of the documents aren't in English you'll need to get a translation of the document.
You must notify our local Registrars giving four weeks notice of your wedding regardless of who performs your marriage ceremony. This can be done by email & post. You are not required to be resident in Scotland prior to your marriage ceremony.
There are 2 different types of marriage ceremony you can have in Scotland:
Everyone can legally marry in Scotland & the Registrars will be delighted to advise you directly regarding your paperwork & other legal requirements. For non UK passport holders, please allow three months for any relevant marriage or travel visas to be in place to enter the UK.
For Civil ceremonies the Registrar will bring your paperwork on the day. You are required to collect your marriage schedule in person from the Registrars office for religious ceremonies.