Reading Register Office will only be open 9.30am to 1pm on 21 February 2018 due to essential maintenance

Register office fees and charges

Certificate fees

Birth, death and marriage certificatesCost 
At time of registration£4
Closed register (postal or telephone)£11.50*
Closed register (counter or express)£20.50

*Includes £1.50 for postage

Ceremony fees

Please note that booking deposit fees of £46 apply when booking a marriage or civil partnership ceremony. We charge £20 as an administrative fee if you want to change your booking. If you want to get a premises (up to two rooms) approved, it costs £1800.

Yeomanry Suite (up to 45 guests)Charge 
Monday to Thursday£135
Friday & Saturday£240
Venue (9am to 5pm) 
Monday to Thursday£375
Friday & Saturday£440
Venue (after 5pm) 
Monday to Thursday£385
Friday & Saturday£450
Register Office (up to 10 people) 
One Tuesday per month 10am and 10.30am only£46

Renewal of vow and naming ceremonies

Monday to Thursday, Yeomanry Suite£144
Friday & Saturday, Yeomanry Suite£174
Sunday, Yeomanry Suite£203

Citizenship ceremonies 

Ceremony typeCharge
Group ceremonyFree
Private ceremony

£100 (Monday to Thursday)

£143 (Friday & Saturday)

Notice of marriage or civil partnership


Notice of marriage/civil partnership (higher fee if referral to Home Office Immigration is required)

£35 (£47)
Foreign divorce checking fee (higher fee if referral to General Register Office is required)£50 (£75)
Out-of-hours pre-arranged appointment fee£20

Civil partnership conversion to marriage

Standard procedure (providing information and signing in one appointment)Register Office£45 
Two-stage procedure, stage one (providing information and checking evidence)Register Office£27 per couple
Two-stage procedure, stage two (signing the declaration and celebration ceremony)Yeomanry Suite, Monday to Thursday£140
Two-stage procedure, stage two (signing the declaration and celebration ceremony)Yeomanry Suite, Friday & Saturday£175
Two-stage procedure, stage two (signing the declaration and celebration ceremony)Approved venue£245

Nationality and immigration

Application type (paid at time of booking)Charge
Nationality Checking Service - each adult£78
Nationality Checking Service - each child£59
Joint Citizenship and passport checking - each person£15
Nationality Document Return Service - each person£40*
European Passport Return Service - each person£20*
*excludes postage & packing (paid at appointment), card payment onlydependent on weight and size

Corrections of birth, death and marriage records 

Correction requiredCharge
Statutory correction application fee (correction completed by the Register Office)£75
Statutory correction application fee (referral to the General Register Office)£90

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