The Suffolk Registration & HM Coroners Service
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE
It is now possible to book appointments online for the registration of Births and Deaths. You can select dates, times and offices that you wish to attend.
To book an appointment to register a birth or death, please click here
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act received Royal Assent on 17th July 2013.
From 29th March 2014, same sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. This means that notices of intention to marry can be taken from 13th March 2014 at Registration Offices throughout the country. This is to allow for the period of 16 waiting days prior to any ceremony taking place.
Any same sex couples who may have already booked their Civil Partnership in Suffolk are able to change their booking to be that of Same Sex Marriage, should they wish to do so. If you have already given a formal Notice of your intention to form a Civil Partnership, then fresh notices would need to be given. Please contact your local Registration Office for further details.
We have no further information available at present for the conversion of Civil Partnerships to Marriage. The Government anticipates this will be avialable by the end of 2014.
You may find the following links helpful for answering questions which haven't been answered here. Comparison between a marriage and Civil Partnership and Governments policy on creating a more fair and equal environment
LOWESTOFT AREA REGISTERS
The registers for the Lowestoft area are now held at the Bury St Edmunds registration office and applications for copy certificates can now be made directly to that office.
CONTACTING OUR OFFICES
Call volumes, combined with the length and nature of some of our calls, can sometimes exceed our ability to answer calls promptly. Some of our offices offer the option to leave your number and your call will be returned as soon as is practically possible. You may email our offices - we aim to respond to all emails within three working days. Contact details can be found here All offices can make appointments for any other office within Suffolk. It is also now possible to book appointments for the registration of births and deaths online - details are shown above.
What is in the section
Information about registering a birth, making changes to birth registrations and adoption
Information about marriage, civil partnership, naming, renewal of vows and citizenship ceremonies
Copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates
Information about registering a death and the work of HM Coroner for Suffolk
Information and Inquests Scheduled
Nationality checking service and citizenship
Licensing a venue for Marriages and Civil Partnerships
How to give us your feedback, comments or complaints.