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Registration: Advice on Covid - 19

Death Appointments

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation no face to face death registration appointments are being offered in our offices. All deaths will now be registered via a telephone appointment. When booking an appointment, please ensure you are in a position to take a phone call that is likely to last approximately 45 minutes.

To make an appointment, please click here.  Alternatively please contact 01452 425060 to book an appointment and ensure you confirm the most appropriate contact number. If you have not been advised that a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has been emailed to Registration please do not book an appointment. We are unable to Register a Death without this.

Births
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.

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

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 latest announcement on the 28th May 2020 and as described in the Government’s Coronavirus outbreak FAQs. We will update the website to reflect any further information as we receive it. We will not be able to undertake ceremonies until we have received further details that relate to the lifting of the restrictions on Civil Marriage and Partnership Ceremonies and in particular the Notice of Marriage, therefore we will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

 

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

 

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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Apply for a copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

You can order:

  • 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 of 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.

 

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

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