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Births, marriages, deaths and nationality

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

No visitors to attend the Register office without a prior appointment. Please note that children cannot attend the office until further notice. New born babies being registered can attend but this is not a requirement.

Marriage/Civil Partnership ceremonies

Please note that everyone attending a ceremony must wear a face covering. Failure to do so may means that you will not be able to attend.

We are working to resume these safely.

We will not be taking any new bookings for weddings/CPs until the backlog of postponed weddings have been completed. We estimate that this will be the first week of September 2020.
If your wedding/CP was postponed, please contact us so that we can rebook your ceremony.

Notice of Marriage/Civil Partnership appointments 

We are pleased to announce that this service has now resumed. You can book and pay for your appointment by going to My Account.

If you require an urgent appointment for a ceremony that has been confirmed as going ahead, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing register.office@lbbd.gov.uk and sending supporting evidence as to why the appointment is urgent, such as an appointment confirmation with consular offices, embassies, venue etc.

Priority certificate application service is available online.
There are no provisions for you to collect certificates in person from the Register office at present.
Please note, you cannot order copy birth certificates for babies until they have been registered.

Group and Private Citizenship Ceremonies

Private and group ceremonies are now available. If you have received an invitation letter from the home office, please email it to us at register.office@lbbd.gov.uk with your contact telephone number and we will contact you.

For any other urgent queries only, please email register.office@lbbd.gov.uk.