Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Partnership and Citizenship

Registration Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information updated 4 June 2020

This is the current information for Worcestershire Registration Service. It will be updated as circumstances change.

Registration offices

Please note: all registration offices in Worcestershire are closed to the public due to the current lockdown.

Death registration

All death registrations are now undertaken by telephone. Please book appointment to register a death by using our online booking system (opens in a new window):

A registrar will then call on the chosen date and time to register the death with you. The form for the funeral will then be sent directly to the funeral director and burial or cremation authority for you.

Birth registrations

We have been advised by central government that birth registrations can now resume. However, for your safety and the safety of our team we will not be able to resume birth registrations until our offices have been prepared for face to face appointments.

At that point we will be taking bookings in order of date of birth and those that urgently need to register the birth for medical or travel reasons.

We thank you for your understanding as we prepare our offices for your visit.

Notices of marriage/civil partnership

Notices of marriage/civil partnership are currently suspended following direction from central government. We will update this website as and when circumstances change.

Ceremonies

The latest advice from Government is that ceremonies are still suspended.

The latest information can be found here: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do (GOV.UK website, opens in a new window).

It says under 1.20 - Can weddings go ahead?

“No, there’s no change at this time - you cannot gather in sufficient numbers indoors to enable a wedding ceremony. We understand the frustration couples planning a wedding must be feeling at this time. We are keeping these restrictions under review and will ease them as soon as it is safe to do so. We will continue to work closely with faith leaders and local government over the coming weeks to go through the practicalities of doing so.”

We are therefore waiting to hear the outcome of the next review. Currently we have no guidance as to what form ceremonies make take, including:

  • how many guests this will include
  • the costs that will apply
  • the location where ceremonies will be permitted
  • the content that can be included in the ceremony
  • the arrangements for notice of marriage or civil partnership
  • any other restrictions or conditions that may apply

We cannot be certain or give advice on any of these aspects until we receive further information and instruction from the Government. Like you we will be hearing this at the same time it is announced and thus will need time to digest what this will mean to your ceremony.

Given the information above, if you still wish to book a ceremony to be held in 2020 please be aware that you do this at your own risk. Please also be aware that you will need to give notice of marriage/civil partnership – see information above.

Please be assured that we will be in contact with you all as soon as we can, but should you have any other questions or queries please email us at registeroffice@worcestershire.gov.uk.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

Can't find what you are looking for?