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Coronavirus: Important information

Please read the following information before progressing:

  • Death registrations – All death registrations are now over the telephone. You will not be required to attend the register office in person. Please see our death registration guidance page for more information.
  • Marriage and Civil Partnerships - Unfortunately we are not able to carry out any marriages or civil partnerships until at least the 1 June 2020. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance page for more information.
  • Birth registrations - Unfortunately we will not be able to carry out any birth registration appointments for the next 21 days. This will come into effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020 onwards. You can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered. The 42 day requirement to register a birth has been relaxed and no action will be taken if you have not registered within that time frame.
  • Certificates - We are currently only able to process certificate applications where the certificate is required for urgent legal or administrative purposes. We can issue a maximum of 3 certificates per person only. We are not able to deal with applications for certificates for the purposes of family history research at this time.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

The Surrey Registration Service realises the difficulties you face at this time and we endeavour to provide a sympathetic, helpful and considerate service to you. Our information is intended to offer you help and guidance about some of the things that you need to do from the moment a bereavement occurs, as well as providing details of groups and contacts that may assist you over the next few days and weeks.

Death registration appointment

You will need to make an appointment to register a death.

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Tell Us Once

Details of how Tell Us Once works and how it can help you following a bereavement

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Registration of stillborn babies

Information regarding the registration of a stillborn child, including where you can register and the information that you need to provide

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Death outside England and Wales

Guidance on the different processes involved if a death has occurred overseas

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Correcting a registration

Advice on how to arrange a correction if you have discovered a mistake on the death certificate

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Order a copy of a death certificate

Get a certified copy of a death certificate online, by post or in person

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Surrey Bereavement Guide

Help and guidance after a death has occurred.

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