Register office fees and charges

Certificate fees

Birth, death and marriage certificatesCost 
At time of registration£11
Closed register (postal or telephone)£11

Ceremony fees

Reading Register Office Ceremony Room - Town Hall (up to 57 guests)Charge 
Monday to Thursday£148
Friday to Saturday£250
Sunday £485
Approved Venue not owned by Register Office (9am to 5pm) 
Monday to Thursday£379
Friday & Saturday£450
Approved Venue not owned by Register Office (after 5pm) 
Monday to Thursday£390
Friday & Saturday£456
Booking and admin fees 
Ceremony booking deposit (paid at time of booking)*£46
Administrative fee for changes to bookings*£21

*Please, see Terms and Conditions

Renewal of vow and naming ceremonies

Monday to Thursday£149
Friday & Saturday£180

Individual private citizenship ceremonies 

Ceremony typeCharge
Monday to Thursday£106
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) - paid at booking
Foreign divorce checking fee (higher fee if referral to General Register Office is required)£50 (£75) - paid at appointment
Out-of-hours pre-arranged appointment fee£20 - paid at booking

Civil partnership conversion to marriage

Standard procedure (providing information and signing in one appointment)Register Office£45 
Two-stage procedure, stage 1 (providing information to the SR and checking evidence)Register Office£27 per couple
Two-stage procedure, stage 2 (signing the declaration and celebration ceremony)Monday to Thursday£149
 Friday & Saturday£180
 Approved venue£245

Nationality and passport services

Application type (paid at time of booking)Charge
European Passport Return Service (EPRS) - *excludes postage & packing (weight and size dependent)£22*

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
Amendment of birth record within 12 months of registration (space 17 amendment)



Approving premises for marriage & civil partnership

Application fee for up to four rooms£1700

Terms and conditions

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