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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. See our death registration guidance page.

Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Marriages and civil partnerships will be able to take place from 4 July 2020. We currently have a high volume of ceremony booking changes to deal with and so we will not be taking any new bookings until Monday 13 July 2020. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance page for further details.

We will be opening our booking system to make notice appointments from Monday 6 July 2020. We are only able to offer notice appointments for couples who have a marriage or civil partnership booked to take place in the next 3 months. Notice appointments will be available at the Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices.

Birth registrations: The work to make the register offices Covid secure will be completed this week and we will open our booking system to make appointments from Monday 6 July 2020. Birth registration appointments will be available at the Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices. 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 running a limited service and are only able to process copy certificate applications that are essential, such as for legal proceedings, job recruitment etc. We can issue a maximum of five certificates per person. Please do not apply for certificates for the purposes of family history research at this time. If you require certificates for other purposes, please contact the General Register Office who should be able to supply certificates for you.

Citizenship ceremonies: The work to make the register offices Covid secure will be completed this week and we will contact new citizens from the week commencing 6 July 2020 to arrange citizenship ceremonies.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

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.

Information and services

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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            Surrey Bereavement Guide

              Help and guidance after a death has occurred.

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