Step by Step guide:
1. Submit form to GCM
Please complete the Marriage Ceremony (Nikkah) Form. You can download the form below and submit it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee to pay.
Important note – Your Nikkah can only be performed after the marriage notice period has completed. Marriage notices should normally be submitted to Glasgow City Council 10-12 weeks before the nikkah is due to take place. The minimum notice period is 29 days before the date of the Nikkah , however, if you leave things as late as this you may have to postpone your marriage.
2. Provisional booking
After submitting the Marriage Ceremony (Nikkah) form, our team will check the form and contact you (usually within 1-2 working days) to confirm a provisional booking.
3. Marriage Notices (Form M10)
After receiving a provisional booking confirmation from GCM, please submit your Marriage Notices to the Glasgow City Council registration office. You can download the form here: Download Form
Please also read the following page with some important information regarding how to submit your Marriage Notices during the Covid-19 outbreak period:
4. Confirmation of booking
After the Registrar has confirmed the Nikkah can go ahead on the proposed date, please inform GCM. Our team will update your booking as confirmed.
5. Collect the Marriage Schedule
Prior to the Nikkah , you should collect the Marriage Schedule from the registration office.
6. On the day of the Nikkah
You should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the Nikkah. You will need to present a photographic ID for the bride and groom as well as the Marriage Schedule.
In line with Scottish Government guidance, the Nikkah will be performed outdoors or indoors with a maximum of 20 people (i.e. 18 people in addition to the bride and groom). Furthermore, there will be social distancing measures in place, face coverings are mandatory and your details will be taken for Test & Protect purposes.
The Imam will start by reciting the Khutbah followed by the Nikkah and will conclude with a Du’a. After this, the Marriage Schedule will be signed.
7. Marriage Certificate
You should return the signed Marriage Schedule to Glasgow City Council registration office within 3 working days. After the marriage has been registered, you can obtain the Marriage Certificate from the Registrar on payment of the appropriate fee.