Coronavirus - changes to registration services

We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, and many of you have questions. We will continue to update the situation as and when we receive further government guidance.

Birth registrations

Birth registrations are currently suspended for 12 weeks (until 14th June 2020). You can still make a new claim for Child Benefit or Universal Credit. Registrations should be made as soon as we can offer birth appointments again.

Birth re-registrations have been suspended and will not be treated as a priority once appointments are offered.

Notice of marriage appointments

All appointments have been suspended for 12 weeks (until 14th June 2020). If you have already booked an appointment, we will be contacting you to postpone this.

Death registrations

Face to face appointments are still being offered at our offices. We are limiting the number of relatives meeting the registrar to one person, anyone else in attendance will be asked to wait in the waiting room.


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and based on government advice, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all ceremonies for the following 12 weeks (until 14th June 2020). If you have booked within this time period, we will contact you shortly.

Ceremony fee's paid will be carried over to a new booking, and the booking amendment fee will be waivered.

As of today we will not be taking any new bookings for a ceremony before 1st September 2020.

Every couple’s ceremony is important to us. We need to take each day as it comes and follow government advice to make sure we all stay safe and healthy. We will continue to review the situation on a daily basis.

We are receiving a high level of enquiries - if you already have a booking with us and have tried to get in touch, please rest assured that we're doing our best to respond to everyone as quickly as possible.

Copy certificates

If you are ordering a certificate online, it will be posted to you. You will NOT be able to collect your certificate in person.

Citizenship ceremonies

All citizenship ceremonies are cancelled until further notice.


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