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

Find a Register Office in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Melton (Woodbridge), Stowmarket, Sudbury to book an appointment to register a birth or death.

How to register a birth

Find out how to register a birth in Suffolk, book an appointment to see a registrar and make changes to birth registrations.

How to register a death

Information about registering a death and how to book an appointment.


Cost of arranging a 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

Details of the Coroner service in Suffolk; who the Coroner is and what they do, as well as information about post mortems and inquests.

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.