When applying for a divorce the Court requires a certified copy of your marriage certificate to be sent to the Court. If you don't have it, for example if your spouse has it, then it the divorce Court will not process your divorce until you send one to the Court. A photocopy will not be accepted. Cost includes the certified copy of the marriage certificate.
Use this service to order a certified copy of your Marriage Certificate. Service includes searching the national register and contacting the local authority for where your marriage was conducted, along with the purchase costs of the certificate and sending it by recorded delivery where applicable.
Certificate applies only to England, Wales & Scotland.