Getting married

There are slightly different laws about getting married in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland you can get married at 16 years old if you have your parent's permission. Once you are 18 you no longer need their permission.

In Scotland you can get married at the age of 16 without parental consent which is why some young people run away to Gretna Green in Scotland to get married.

For more information on your rights, contact Citizens Advice

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