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Contact our Register Office

Contact our Register Office

Easing of lockdown restrictions

Weddings and civil partnerships are now able to take place with up to fifteen attendees (including the couple). 

Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, our ceremony room is only able to hold eight guests at present.

How Covid-19 is affecting our Register Office

Following government advice to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we have closed the Shute End civic offices to the public, appointments for registering deaths will continue by appointment only and over the phone.

Birth registrations and birth declaration are now being carried out. Call 0118 974 6000 to make an appointment, or you can book online.

Appointments for notice of marriage or civil partnerships for ceremonies in the next couple of months are also continuing. These can be booked by callin0118 974 6000. Appointments cost £35 for each person. However, if your notice is no longer valid because of Covid-19, you can request a free notice appointment.    

The copy certificate printing service is still continuing. Express (next day) replacement certificate service and standard 14 day service is available.

Update on citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are being held. If you have received your letter from the Home Office, please call us and we will invite you to a ceremony.

EUSS (European Union Settlement Scheme) appointments are cancelled but applicants can get help on the Gov UK website.   

For further information read our how Covid-19 is affecting our services website page. 

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Visit us

We're open, by appointment only, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Where we are

Register Office 
Shute End  
RG40 1BN

Nearest parking is Carnival Multi-Storey Car Park – RG40 2AF. Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from there to the Register Office.

Contact us for special parking arrangements. 

Emergencies out of office hours

If you are seriously ill and wish to marry, or for registrations required for 24 hour burial, phone 0800 212 111.

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