Births, deaths and ceremonies

Registering births and deaths, applying for copies of certificates, arranging ceremonies, venue applications, citizenship and the coroner service.

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Contact a register office

How to find and contact register offices in Suffolk and how make an appointment with a Suffolk Register Office.

How to register a birth

Information about registering a birth in Suffolk and making changes to birth registrations and how to make an appointment in Suffolk.

How to register a death

Information about registering a death and the work of HM Coroner for Suffolk and how to book an appointment.


How to arrange your Marriage, Civil Partnership, Outside or Celebration Ceremony, Renewal of Vows, Naming Ceremony or other celebration ceremony in Suffolk.

British citizenship

Information on how the Nationality Checking Service can help you apply for British citizenship and how to book a place at a citizenship ceremony.

The coroner service in Suffolk

The coroner is responsible for investigating deaths in Suffolk to find out how, when and where they occurred.

Apply for a venue licence for marriages and civil partnerships

This licence will allow people to get married, or hold a civil partnership, at your venue.

Apply for a copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate

We can provide you with copy certificates for any birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that took place in Suffolk since July 1837.