Emma Nelson-Bailey
Emma Nelson-Bailey 22 Jun 2018

Hey Just wanted to know if anyone has given notice at Langtons in...

Hey Just wanted to know if anyone has given notice at Langtons in Hornchurch and what is involved. We have our appointment on Tuesday, looking at all the documents required I’m a little concerned. Do they really need two forms of ID, i.e passport and driving licence. I have both but my partner has left his passport round his mothers and doesn’t have a birth certificate. Also neither of us pay utility bills, but do pay for phone contracts and have bank statements, is this enough. I can understand about providing them with a passport sized photo but does seem a lot. Should have prepared more by the sounds of it. Thanks in advance.

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Lucy Glew
Lucy Glew 25 Jun 2018

No it doesn’t seam a lot. These are generally what are required to prove your identity and address etc. Give them a ring and see what they say x

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

Do you need a passport size photo of each of u ?

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

My advice would be to ring them f you’re concerned. They’ll be able to answer all of your questions. The 2 forms f ID thing is pretty standard for official stuff, especially marriage and giving notice of it.. also, you may not pay utility bills. But your partner must have some sort of direct debit in his name surely? Or if he lives with you, his name should be on the council tax bill..

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

You need passport and utility bill (phone bill will cover this) if you don't have a passport driving license is fine with birth certificate! I suggest he goes and gets his passport before x

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

This is from the govt website

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

We needed something that was an actual bill with our names and address on. I haven’t changed my address yet on my bank statements and things so I had to ring for a copy council tax bill (the original was long gone!). They did state that a letter wouldn’t be enough, it had to be an actual bill. Apart from that we just needed passports and my partners decree absolute from his previous marriage. This was in County Durham, but I’d imagine it would be similar everywhere? X

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

He can buy a copy of his birth certificate on the government website and can get it in 5 working days

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

I went to langtons.... we had both passports, both driving licenses, Council tax bill and bank statements. I took passport photos but they was not used xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

They will not let you give notice withou every thing they have asked for its protocol and its legal documents you cant marry without all the info

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

We took passports & driving licence. That was enuf 2 prove who we r

Clare Jane
Clare Jane 25 Jun 2018

We were told driving licence and passport

Beth Collicott
Beth Collicott 25 Jun 2018

You can't give notice without the information they ask for. You need to prove you are you! I had to give notice a few months after my other half as I had to order a new passport!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

My fiancé does not have any bills in his name they are all in mine will bank statement be enough ?

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UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

Get his mother to post it.simple.

Emma Nelson-Bailey
Emma Nelson-Bailey 26 Jun 2018

Thank you for all your advice. Both myself and my partner live with my parents so have no bills in our names. We have mobile phone bills. But it appears they don’t accept these. I think I didn’t clarify myself in my original post. I completely agree and understand that the documents are needed, however having looked at their website and gov website it seemed a little contradicting in info especially where the birth certificate comes into play. He has his certificate but it’s not a full one, he’s never had that. Well. We’ll just have to see what happens. Thanks again.

Bethan Harrop
Bethan Harrop 26 Jun 2018

My partner and i have moved back in with my parents for a short time so dont have any bills etc in our name, luckily my drivers licence has my parents address on but dont have anything with their address on in partners name, im guessing mobile bill doesnt count?

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UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2018

They even ask you if you're related

Emma Harvey
Emma Harvey 26 Jun 2018

Our registrar sent us this list if that helps x

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Emma Nelson-Bailey
Emma Nelson-Bailey 1 Jul 2018

Bethan Harrop. No mobile bill doesn’t count. Can you change your bank statement to your parents address seems as you live with them. They ended up accepting our passports and birth certificates ( we managed to locate his small birth certificate in the end, thank goodness) as ID and the our driving licences and bank statements as proof of address. We had to get our statements varified by our banks though as they were online print outs. We both do paperless. Plus had to give a photo of each of us as the lady who did our notices won’t be our registrar on the day. It was actually pretty simple and easy so I think I was stressing over nothing. Thanks again for all your advice. x

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