Birth, death and ceremonies

Coronavirus: Important information

Further to the Prime Minister's announcement of the national lockdown starting on 5 January 2021, please see details of how registration services will be affected:

  • Marriages and civil partnerships cannot take place except in exceptional circumstances for example, an urgent marriage where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery. For more detailed information please visit marriage and civil partnership ceremonies during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Notice of marriage and civil partnership will continue to be carried out by face-to-face appointments at Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices for couples that have a ceremony booked in the next three months.
  • Death registrations will continue to be carried out by telephone appointment.
  • Birth registrations will continue to be carried out by face-to-face appointments at Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices.
  • Citizenship ceremonies will be held virtually.

Information and services

Certificates

    If you have lost or need a replacement certificate or wish to trace your family tree; order copies of certificates online, by post, telephone or in person.

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    Citizenship ceremony

      Apply for British citizenship and attend a citizenship ceremony.

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      Family records

        We provide basic information for people who are trying to trace their family tree, together with details of the records we hold and links to other sources.

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