Registration service fees

Payments to the Register Office can be made in three ways:

  • Online - book and pay for selected services online
  • Cash or card – in person at The Register Office
  • Cheques - made payable to 'London Borough of Richmond upon Thames'

Please read our terms and conditions before booking any ceremony.

Fees for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Marriage/Civil Partnership

Notice of intention
Type Fee
Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership (per person, per notice) - Statutory Fee £35
Ceremony fees

The Loggia, York House, Twickenham

Registration Officers to attend an Approved Venue Simple ceremony, York House, Twickenham (room subject to availability)
Monday to Thursday £219 £510 £68 (Wednesday mornings only)
Friday £260 £510 n/a
Saturday £434 £613 n/a
Sunday/Bank Holiday £548 £753 n/a

The fee includes:

  • A maximum capacity of 75 guests
  • The use of the room for the ceremony only
  • Two certificates
  • The attendance of registration officers

For any other rooms in York House, the fee does not include:

  • Cost of room hire and facilities charged by venue (each room has a different maximum capacity)

The fee includes:

  • The attendance of registration officers
  • Two certificates

The fee does not include:

  • Cost of room and facilities charged by venue.

The fee includes:

  • The attendance of the couple plus two witnesses only
  • The use of the room for the ceremony only
  • Two certificates
  • The attendance of registration officers

The couple cannot have any photos within this room or other enhancements to their ceremony.

Our fees are set by the Council, at a level to ensure cost recovery of the many elements involved in a ceremony. Some of these are obvious, such as the attendance of the registration team and travelling expenses. However our fees also include all the costs associated with the back office work, which is necessary prior to a ceremony taking place.

Civil Partnership conversion
Service Fee

Conversion of Civil Partnership to Marriage (administrative appointment only) 

Preparation of Conversion to Declaration, if also having a ceremony* £27

*Ceremony fees payable in addition, as listed above.

Renewal of vows and naming ceremony
Day York House, Twickenham At any other venue
Monday to Thursday £154 £231
Friday £154 £231
Saturday £231 £308
Sunday / Bank Holiday £270 £384

The fee includes the use of the room for the ceremony only and the Registrar - Loggia Room bookings only.

For any other rooms in York House, the fee does not include the cost of room and facilities charged by venue.

Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are subject to VAT.

The above prices include VAT at 20%.

The fee does not include cost of room and facilities charged by venue.

Ceremony Amendment / Cancellation and Out of Hours Fees
Type Fee
Attendance fee at ceremonies 'out of hours', in addition to the fees above (for ceremony start times between 8pm and 8am) £204
Amendment fee - Changes to your ceremony booking: date, time or venue (see terms and conditions for amendment policy) £25
Administration fee (see terms and conditions for cancellation policy) £76


Certificates can be collected or posted (standard service sent second class, priority service sent first class). We cannot accept responsibility for certificates posted. You may choose to pay for Special Delivery (see miscellaneous fees).

If you choose to collect your certificate, we will phone you to advise when ready for collection. The processing times do not include the posting time.  

Certificate fees
Service type Fee
Standard service – issued within 5 working days £11
Next day priority service – issued next working day if ordered before 3pm  £35

Other fees

Citizenship ceremony
Type Fee
Individual Ceremony (Monday to Friday) £134
Individual Ceremony (Saturday) £195
Group Ceremony (Wednesday) no additional charge (paid as part of British Citizenship Application fee)
Type Fee
European Pension Form – Sign to confirm Pensioner is still able to claim £25
PD2 – 'Passports for Newly Weds and Civil Partners' £30
Optional Postage Charge – Special Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (Overseas) £7
Optional Postage Charge - 1st Class Post £2
Licensing a Venue for Civil Ceremonies, per room – further information £1,575
Registrar to attend a Registered Building (fee includes attendance fee and 2 marriage certificates. Further fees may be charged by the trustees of the building) £108
Foreign Divorce Clearance (local clearance) £50 per application
Foreign Divorce Clearance (General Register Office Referral) £75 per application
Waiver (application to reduce the 28 day statutory waiting period) £60 per application
Change of child's forenames within 12 months of registration £40
Correction to Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership entry £75 to £90 per application
European Passport Return Service £20 per applicant
Joint Passport and Citizenship £25 per applicant

Updated: 17 January 2020