Updated- Wednesday 25 March 2020

Registration of births

In accordance with Government measures:

  • Birth registrations are now deferred until we are through the current pandemic
  • Customers can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered, where they have not been able to do so because of these measures’

Registration of deaths is currently by appointment only. We are not booking new appointments for notice of marriage.  We anticipate more guidance on this soon.

Please contact the General Register Office if your request is urgent or call 0300 1231837

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we must ask that no more than two informants attend to register a death to reduce the potential spread and level of impact.

Your co-operation is gratefully appreciated.