Births, marriages, deaths and nationality Pay the balance of fees for a civil marriage, civil partnership or private citizenship ceremony

Pay the balance of your ceremony fees.

At the moment you may find that the payment form is slow to load or times out. If this happens please try again later, as it is working but may time out when the system is very busy. The best time to get through is late afternoon or evening. Out technical teams are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved in the near future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We have introduced a system to allow you to pay the balance of fees, for a civil marriagecivil partnership or private citizenship ceremony, online.

You can use this system to pay the balance of your civil ceremony fee if you have already booked your ceremony and paid a deposit, or to pay for your private citizenship ceremony in full, if you have already booked it.

To use the system you will need to be able to provide:

  • your contact details, including a phone number and email address
  • your booking reference number (you will find this on the provisional confirmation letter you received after you paid your deposit)
  • the full names of the couple
  • the amount of the fees balance that you need to pay. You can check the latest fees on our civil marriage fees or civil partnership fees pages. If you are not sure, please email the register office at
  • credit or debit card details for the payment.

You will receive an electronic receipt for your payment straight away. Once we have matched your payment to your ceremony booking we will send you a confirmation letter.

Pay the balance of your fees


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