Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
Bradford Court, Castlereagh
Weddings at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
***CUSTOMER NOTICE - COVID-19***
REGISTRATION OFFICES CLOSED
Following the strict new measures introduced by UK Government on Monday 23 March 2020, including the advice to ‘STAY AT HOME’ the Registration Services offered at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council are now restricted.
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS
Birth registration services are suspended – this is subject to review.
Note: During this exceptional period, parents will not be penalised if the birth has not been registered within the required 42 day period.
Enrolling Baby at GP Practice
Parents can continue to enrol their child at a GP Practice during the suspension of this process.
They will be required to supply the following information when they contact the Surgery;
* Child’s Health & Care Number (Issued by the hospital at birth)
* Full Name the child is to be registered as
* Home Address the child will be residing at
Claiming Child Benefit
In the current situation the following guidance should be followed regarding applying for child benefit:
The mother of a newly born baby receives a copy of ‘notification of birth’ form (CHS1) from the midwife.
The parent/s should forward this form with the child benefit application to the Child Benefit Office. Please note it is advised that the parent/s retain a copy of this (CHS1) form as this will be required, at a later date, when the birth is being registered at the Council Registration Office.
Please contact the midwife if you do not have a CHS1 Form
All death registration enquiries should be made through your Funeral Director during this period. If you do not have a funeral director please email email@example.com
An electronic system is now in place to register a death or a stillbirth. From Friday 27 March 2020, the doctor will send the death certificate by email to the General Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will then contact the next of kin or their funeral director and the death will be registered by phone. There will be no need to attend your local Registrar’s office.
For a copy of the Department of Communities Bereavement Leaflet please click here
For updates on bereavement resources from the Public Health Agency please click here
In view of the nature of the services offered, customer demand can be difficult to predict and there may be periods of high demand. We would ask for your patience and understanding in this regard.
To facilitate the process, please read over the information which has been compiled to assist you accessing our registration services.
Cemetery Administration is facilitated at Lagan Valley Island. To access information on this service please click here
Please note that where possible we would prefer all payments to be by credit/debit card.
MARRIAGES AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS
There will be no civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies within the district until further notice. We will not be taking any new bookings at this time.
To cancel or postpone your wedding please email Bdm.Registration@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk with your name, mobile number and date and place of marriage and we will respond to you in due course.
New applications for Religious or Humanist marriages will only be accepted by post for weddings. We are happy to accept photocopies of passports and other legal documents on the proviso that the originals are seen when collecting the Marriage Schedule. We will contact you to pay the £44 fee over the phone, so please be sure to provide your phone number.
For those customers who have provisionally booked a civil wedding/civil partnership and still need to give Notice of Marriage we will also only be accepting by post. We are happy to accept photocopies of passports and other legal documents on the proviso that the originals are seen when collecting the Marriage Schedule. We will contact you in relation to payment over the phone, so please be sure to provide your phone number.
Postal Address: Lisburn Registration Office, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Civic Headquarters, Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, BT27 4RL.
You can find out how any personal information you give to Lisburn & Castlereagh Registration Office is used and how it will be handled by viewing the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI) privacy notice: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/nisra-privacy-notices
For more information on births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, please visit the NI Direct website.