Changes to registrars services due to coronavirus
The register office phone lines are extremely busy at the moment. Please direct all enquiries to our dedicated email addresses, along with a contact name and number so we can call you back:
- For enquiries relating to a death or still-birth registration, including enquires from NHS trusts, the Coroner’s office and from the public please email email@example.com
- For all other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The register office is still open in the Clockwork Building, Beavor Lane, Hammersmith W6 for pre-booked appointments only.
Births - If your baby was born in the last 42 days in the borouigh you can now book an appointment online, see How to register a birth. If you already have an appointment you will not be able to book another appointment online. If you need to re-schedule an appointment or if your baby was born more than 42 days ago then please email email@example.com
Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies
Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies - If you have an enquiry please contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment so please email us instead if possible.
Face coverings are required during your ceremony - Face coverings ensure the safety of everyone and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Citizenship ceremonies - Due to capacity restrictions and social distancing conditions, no guests will be allowed to attend a group citizenship ceremony.
You also have the option for a private citizenship ceremony. Please note that we can only book your ceremony once we have received your certificate of naturalisation from the Home Office, you will need to wait until you receive an invitation letter from the Home Office. Please email your enquiry to email@example.com
Customers would normally be expected to book their citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI have extended this period to six months and will keep this under constant review. Customers should be advised that no adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by coronavirus.
Face coverings are required during your ceremony - This update applies to both private and group citizenship ceremonies. Face coverings ensure the safety of everyone and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Unfortunately we are not able to produce copy certificates locally.
Please order certificates online through the General Register Office for England and Wales (GRO). GRO offer a standard and priority certificate service, the certificates will be posted to your address.
The register office is open for pre-booked appointments only. Please do not attend the register office to try to order and or collect certificates.
Deaths and still-births
Deaths and still-births - We’re currently only offering telephone appointments for death and stillbirth registrations. Please do not attend the register office.
You can still book an appointment online but instead we will call you at your appointment start time. The doctor or hospital will need to send us the medical cause of death certificate electronically to enable us to arrange the telephone registration.
We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Our telephone lines are extremely busy so please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notices of intention to marry or form a civil partnership
Following the latest government guidance and road map announcement, we are prioritising notice appointments for couples with a confirmed ceremony booking within 2 months or where a notice needs to be given due to exceptional circumstances. Supporting evidence will be required in these circumstances.
In order to book a notice appointment please email your request along with your ceremony booking confirmation email and or supporting evidence to email@example.com – we will then deal with your request in line with current guidance and appointment availability.
EUSS- EU Settlement Scheme ID verification
EUSS- EU Settlement Scheme ID verification - In response to the coronavirus pandemic and in the interests of protecting all users of council services, we are no longer able to offer the EUSS ID verification walk-in service.
Remember you can still verify your documents yourself. All you’ll need is a compatible Android phone, iPhone or tablet. This can be your own phone or tablet, or someone else’s.