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Registration service update

We are working hard to reintroduce our full range of services, but for now we continue to offer a reduced service which is detailed below.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Death registrations

The registration of a death is required to be completed via a face-to-face appointment.

Please visit the register a death page for important information on how to register a death and to complete the online pre-registration form.

Stillbirth registrations

If you need to register a stillbirth, please email your name, relationship to the child and contact telephone number to We will contact you as soon as we can to guide you through the registration process.

Birth registrations

Birth registrations are now taking place in person. 

You can make an appointment to register the birth here or telephone 01234 718028.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership 

We are currently offering appointments to couples who are due to be married/form a civil partnership in the next two months or who have a Foreign Divorce which requires clearance from the Registrar General. 

If your ceremony is booked to take place more than two months from today please do not contact us just yet, but do check our website regularly for further updates.

If you meet the above criteria please e-mail the following information to

  1. Your nationalities (what passport do you each currently hold?). If you are a Relevant National please confirm that you are able to share your EUSS 6 digit pass code with us.
  2. Your condition (have either of you been through any form of marriage or civil partnership before, in this or any other country, to each other or to anyone else?). Please tell us if you have a foreign divorce/dissolution because it may need clearance from the Registrar General.
  3. Your address(es) and how long you have lived there.
  4. Your contact telephone number(s).

We can only offer you an appointment once you have provided us with all of the above information, and the process will be much quicker if you provide it all in your first email to us.

In exceptional circumstances, for example if one of the couple is terminally ill, we may be able to consider assisting you with your notice sooner, but you will be asked to provide evidence of your situation. 

Booking your marriage or civil partnership ceremony/formation

We are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries. If you have already contacted us, we will be in contact with you as soon as we can. Please do not contact us for updates as this may delay our response. Thank you for patience and support.

Please note that we are fully booked until Autumn 2022

If you require an urgent ceremony due to exceptional circumstances, please email 

You will need to provide supporting evidence of your circumstances.