Legal Info

Getting Married in Ireland – Step by Step ..

To get legally married in Ireland, you must follow these steps:

  • Choose your registered solemniser/ceremony officiant, wedding venue, and your two witnesses.  Be sure that your ceremony officiant is HSE registered and listed on the “Register of Solemnisers”.
  • Contact your nearest HSE Civil Registration Office and book an appointment to lodge your Notification of Intention to Marry form, or NOIM.  The non-refundable fee for this appointment is €200.
  • Prepare the required ID documents (the HSE office will advise you what documentation is needed, birth certificates etc.) and attend your appointment. 
  • On the date requested, return to the HSE Civil Registration Office to collect your green folder and MRF (Marriage Registration Form) .  This is the offical government marriage form to be signed during your marriage ceremony.
  • TA-DA !!  Your big day is here!  You are getting married!  Remember to bring your green folder and MRF to be signed during your ceremony.  Congratulations!
  • On the next business day (or as soon as possible within 30 days) return your completed MRF to the HSE Civil Registration Office to complete the registration process.

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