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Registration Function

Birth certificate amendments (320) Service

Re-registration of a birth may be required if there is a need to change the details of the original registration because of a change of circumstances. Corrections may be necessary if a mistake was made on the original registration. Both are carried out by the Register Office.

Birth registration (319) Service

Registration of a birth. Every birth in England or Wales must be registered in the district in which it takes place within 42 days of the date of birth. In Scotland, a birth must be registered in any Registration Office in Scotland within 21 days.

Copy certificates (663) Service

Issuing of copies of a certificate for a birth, marriage or death that was registered in the area.

Death - historical searches (324) Service Discontinued

Searches of the records in a Registrars Office for details of a previously registered death. Copy certificates can only be obtained from the district in which the death was first registered. The minimum information needed to find an entry is the name of the person, place and year of death.

Death registration (321) Service

Registration of a death. In England and Wales a death should be registered in the district in which it takes place within five days of the date of death. Upon receipt of all required information pertaining to the deceased person a death certificate is issued by the registrar. In Scotland any death which occurs must be registered within 8 days by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. A death may be registered in any Registration Office in Scotland provided the death was in Scotland.

Funeral records (335) Service

The Registrar's Office maintains burial and cremation records for all cemeteries in the area. Citizens may apply to the Registrar to search burial and cremation records.

Historical record searches (323) Service

Searches of the records in a Registrars Office for details of births, marriages or deaths, usually for copy certificates. Copy certificates can only be obtained from the district in which the birth, marriage or death was first registered.

Marriage - historical searches (698) Service Discontinued

Searches of the records in a Registrars Office for details of marriages which took place in the area. In England and Wales, copy certificates can only be obtained from the district in which the marriage was first registered. In Scotland, copy certificates can be obtained from any registration office. The minimum information needed to find an entry is the name of the persons and the date and place of the marriage.

Marriage or civil partnership registration (1716) Service

Registration of a marriage or civil partnership. Registration takes place as part of the ceremony with partners signing the marriage register or civil partnership document.

Marriage renewal (874) Service

These ceremonies give married couples the opportunities to renew their marriage vows and to celebrate their married years together. Every ceremony will be unique and special people in the couples lives can be invited to take part in the ceremony. Ceremonies are secular and do not contain religious references. They are not restricted to the couples area of residence. The ceremony has no legal status and the couples marriage certificate must be shown before a ceremony can be booked.

Naming ceremonies (873) Service

A Naming ceremony is a formal and dignified non-religious ceremony to celebrate the birth of a child or to welcome an adopted child or stepchild into a new family. The child or children can be of any age. Naming ceremonies have no legal status. ceremonies can usually be arranged at a Register Office or other approved venues.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership (876) Service

Couples intending to marry or form a civil partnership must both give notice to a registration office in the district where they have lived for seven full days immediately prior to giving notice. Notice must be given not less than 15 days before the ceremony. The registrar will issue an authorisation for the marriage or civil partnership to take place.

Stillbirth registration (322) Service

Registration of a still-birth. Every still-birth in England or Wales must be registered in the district in which it takes place, normally within 42 days. This normally takes place at the Register Office (although the still-birth may be registered in the hospital in which it took place). Following registration a certificate will be issued. A still birth may be registered in any Registration Office in Scotland provided the baby was born in Scotland. Still births occurring in Scotland must be registered within 21 days.

Wedding venues (317) Service

Details of venues within the local area which are licensed to conduct civil marriage and/or civil partnership ceremonies.

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