Registration Services

***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.
Parents can continue to register 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
 

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 further 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.


DEATH REGISTRATIONS

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

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. 


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.