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Registration: Advice on Covid - 19

We are currently unable to undertake any Birth Registrations in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd March 2020.
Birth registration appointments will now be deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. A claim for child benefit or universal credit can be made prior to the birth being registered, where they have not been able to do so because of the measures currently in place.
If your baby isn’t registered with a GP but needs to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery. Most GP surgeries will be able to register your baby as a patient online or over the phone.

Tewkesbury Registration Office
Our Tewkesbury Registration Office is currently closed until further notice

Copy Certificates
We are currently unable to offer any services relating to the production of Copy Certificates until further notice.

Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership
We are currently unable to offer appointments for Notices of Marriage or Civil Partnership.

Attendance at a death appointment
Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation one person will be permitted to attend a death registration appointment with the registrar. If anyone suspects they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or has a cough, fever or any other symptoms they should not attend.
Special Arrangements at a death appointment
If you are unable to attend a Register Office due to self-isolation, it is acceptable for certain alternative informants, who may not be a relative (such as someone who was present at the death or who is arranging the funeral) to collect the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and attend the appointment to give the information for the registration. To further facilitate the registration, relatives who are unable to attend can assist the informant via telephone to ensure accurate information is recorded
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are taking these measures to protect both the public and our staff. Please visit our website for further information and to book an appointment online. If the system does not allow you to book please ring 01452 425060 for assistance

Re-registration of Birth following a Marriage or Civil Partnership
For the time being, we are unable to offer appointments to re-register a birth following marriage or civil partnership of natural parents or to add the father’s details if they were not included in the original registration.  Please see GOV.UK for more information about re-registration.

Correcting an error in a Registration
For the time being, we are unable to consider applications to correct an error in a register entry unless a correction is imperative.  Please see our website for further detail.

We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies

We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd March 2020.

We will contact you as soon as possible as we are dealing with ceremonies booked in priority order. If you are trying to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

We will not be able to amend ceremonies to a new date or take new bookings until we have been informed that the restriction on Civil Marriage and Partnership Ceremonies has been lifted. 

Please continue to review this page for further updates and confirmation for when we can resume new ceremony bookings and amendments.

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Opens new windoApply for a copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

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  • A full birth, marriage/civil partnership or death certificate for £11.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery service.
  • A short birth certificate for £11.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery service. Please note this does not include details of the parents and not accepted by passport offices or other organisations.
  • An express copy Opens new windowof any certificate for £35 to be dispatched within 24 hours of receipt. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 1st Class delivery service which aims to deliver on the next working day (including Saturdays)  Please note this service is not available at weekends or on Bank Holidays.

All certificates must be paid for before we issue them.  Gloucestershire Registration Service is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.

All certificates may be collected in person from Gloucestershire Registration Service based within Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW

Please note:  we only hold records for events which took place in Gloucestershire. 

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