Guidance

Certifying a building for worship and marriage

Guidance on how to certify a building for religious worship and register it for the solemnisation of marriages.

Documents

How to certify a building for religious worship and register for the solemnisation of marriages (form 78L)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

How to certify a building for religious worship and register for the solemnisation of marriages (bilingual form 78LW)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail

The 3 different options available are to:

  • certify the building as a place for religious worship only
  • certify the building as a place of religious worship and apply for it to be registered for the solemnisation of marriages at the same time – you will need to complete 2 separate applications
  • apply for a building that is already recorded as a place of religious worship to be registered as a place for the solemnisation of marriages