You both need to have lived in the area in which you wish to give notice for at least seven full days, immediately before giving notice.
For example, if you arrive on Tuesday 1 March, the seven day period starts the following day, Wednesday 2 March, and is complete on Tuesday 8 March. You can then give notice on Wednesday 9 March.
This applies to all including those travelling from overseas for a marriage or civil partnership in England and Wales. For further information visit