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High Volume of Calls

We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls during the current COVID-19 situation. Please bear with us and we will do our best to answer your call as soon as possible.

If your call is in relation to making an appointment to register a Birth or Death please visit our website www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/registration where you can book an appointment online.

If your call is in relation to a marriage or civil partnership ceremony or notice appointment and your ceremony date is more than 3 months away please call back at later date or email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

If your ceremony is within the next 3 months and you need to speak to us about your booking please press option 3.

Alternatively please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your booking reference, telephone number and nature to your enquiry.

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.
Please contact 01452 425060 to book an appointment and ensure you confirm the most appropriate contact number. If you have a physical Medical Certificate of Cause of Death you will be asked to email an image of it, if you have not been given one it will have been emailed to us directly.

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.

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.

Forest of Dean (Cinderford)

Forest of Dean (Cinderford) is now closed

Location and contact details for the Forest of Dean (Cinderford) Register Office

About the Register Office

Please note this office is appointment based only.

The Forest of Dean Office is housed in the Belle Vue Centre which was built as an imposing private Victorian residence by a wealthy local mine owner in the late 1850s.

It has a car park adjacent and disabled access is at the side of the building. The main entrance is reached by a wide flight of stone steps, and a stone pathway leads to a secluded garden area, both are ideal for photographs.

The Oaks is attractively furnished and enjoys the benefit of a comfort cooling system. The room has a maximum occupancy of 48 (including the couple and the two Registrars) which means that you can invite up to 44 guests. Confetti (biodegradable) can be thrown outside the building.

Find out more

For details of our ceremony options and availability please contact our ceremonies team at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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