Marriages abroad

A marriage carried out in accordance with the law of a foreign country cannot be registered in this country.

Further information

If you intend to use British documents overseas, you may be asked to have your documents legalised before they can be accepted. The FCO stamp of authenticity gives the person that you are dealing with complete confidence that it is the genuine article.

You can call 0370 000 2244, send an email or write to The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes MK10 1XX.

Contact The Legalisation Office

Write to them: The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes MK10 1XX
Ring them on: 0370 000 2244
Send an email