o contract a valid marriage in this State the parties to the marriage must: havethe capacity to marry each other; freely consent to the marriage; and, observethe marriage notification process as required by the laws of this StateAll parties must be over 18 years of age. Persons aged under 18 must obtain the per-mission of the Circuit Family Court or the High Court to get married.The couple must contact the Office of the Registrar and make an appointment withRegistrar to give notification of intention to marry (notification must be given at least3 months in advance of the ceremony and couples are advised to do so at the earliestpossible stage).
Documents Required when giving a Notification of Marriage
1. Passport or Driving Licence as a photo ID.2. Birth Certificate (Civil, not Church cer-tificate).3. If either party is divorced, original finaldecree of divorce.4. If either party has a civil partnershipdissolution, original dissolution.5. If widowed, death certificate of the pre-vious spouse and the civil marriage cer-tificate for their first marriage.6. If a surviving civil partner, the deathcertificate of the previous civil partnerand the civil partnership registrationcertificate.7. If party to a civil partnership or mar-riage that was annulled by an IrishCourt, the final decree of nullity and aletter from the relevant court confirm-ing that no appeal was lodged.8. PPS Numbers (where either or both ofthe parties have one).9.
Fee of €150.
Additional documentation may be required insome cases. The Registrar will advise what isrequired in each case.
Additional Details Required:
1. The intended date of marriage,2. Whether the couple require a civil or religious ceremony,3. The names and dates of birth of the two witnesses, and4. Details of the proposed solemniser and venue
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Yes it is. An exemption from this require-ment may be sought from the High Court or the Circuit Family Court under section 33 of the Family Law Act, 1995 in certain circum-stances.It is an informal procedure which will be heldin private, and you may apply in personwithout a solicitor should you choose. Thereis no court charge for the application.Before the court will grant the exemption youmust show:1. that there are good reasons for your application2. that the granting of such an Exemp-tion Order is in the best interests of the parties to the intended marriage.If you are granted a Court Exemption Order,you still have to make arrangements to meetthe Registrar at least 5 days before you getmarried.
Is it Possible to give less then 3months notice to the Registrar?