Getting married – exemptions from notice requirement

If you are getting married in Ireland, you must notify a Registrar at least 3 months before the date you plan to get married. However, in some special circumstances you can get a Court Exemption Order allowing you to marry without giving the 3-month notification, for example, if you or your partner has a very serious illness.

You can apply for this exemption at the Circuit Family Court or High Court in the area where you or your partner live. You can apply without a solicitor and there is no court fee or charge.

To get an exemption, you need to show the court that there are good reasons for your application and that the exemption is in the best interests of both parties to the marriage.

Read more about the notification requirements for marriage.