Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Partnership and Citizenship
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information updated 3 August 2021
This is the current information for Worcestershire Registration Service. It will be updated as circumstances change and supersedes any other information contained within our pages.
Please note: all registration offices in Worcestershire are closed to the public unless you have a pre booked appointment.
All death registrations are now undertaken by telephone. Once the paperwork has been received from the Doctor and/or Coroner you will be invited to book your appointment via the Registering a Death page. The Registration Service may contact you, if you have not booked an appointment and the statutory deadline is close.
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.
The latest Government guidance can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, receptions and celebrations - GOV.UK (opens in a new window)
Changes to Marriage Ceremonies from 4 May 2021
The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Act will come into force on 4 May 2021.
The Act provides for the modernisation of marriage registration for the first time since 1837, by introducing a marriage schedule system and registration in an electronic register. Paper marriage registers will no longer be used by Registrars attending Civil ceremonies or be used for ceremonies taking place at churches and places of worship. You will no longer receive a handwritten marriage certificate at the ceremony.
Please see changes to marriage ceremonies FAQs for further information.