Death

Coronavirus: Important information

Please read the following information before progressing.

Marriage and Civil Partnerships: We are currently dealing with a high volume of ceremony enquiries. We aim to respond to ceremony amendment requests within six working days and new ceremony bookings within ten working days. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance for further details.

Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership: If you have a marriage or civil partnership booked to take place in the next three months and you are a Surrey resident, you can book your notice appointment at Guildford, Leatherhead or Weybridge Register Offices.

Birth registrations: Appointments are now available to book at Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices. We are looking forward to seeing you but we have a large backlog of births to register, so please bear with us as we try to offer as many appointments as is safely possible. Guildford is now fully booked until 21 October. Leatherhead and Weybridge offices are now fully booked until 5 October. If you are registering a multiple birth, please complete the birth enquiry form and we will assist you in making an appointment.

New parents can register their baby with a GP practice without a birth certificate.

Claims for Child Benefit and Universal Credit can be made before you register the birth. Visit the Child Benefit and Universal Credit pages for details on how to make a claim.

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.

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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