Coronavirus COVID-19: Latest updates

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Registrar services

We are currently only booking appointments for death and still-birth registrations. 

If you need to make an appointment to register a death or a still-birth please call 0208 921 5015.

Following instruction from the General Register Office, all other appointments and services will be cancelled until the end of April, although this date might be extended. This includes:

  • marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships that are already booked
  • notice appointments that are already booked (regardless of the date of the marriage or civil partnership)
  • birth registration appointments

Until further notice, we are not making any new bookings or offering dates for rescheduled bookings or appointments.

Further information

Marriage and civil partnerships already booked

Please be aware that your Notice is venue specific and is valid for 12 months and your marriage or civil partnership currently has to take place before the expiry date. If there is any alteration to the validity date due to COVID-19 restrictions we will update this page. 

You can contact us to reschedule your booking once the government has lifted the COVID-19 restrictions, or to cancel your booking by emailing registrar@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. Please include your reference number or the date and time of your original booking. If you wish to cancel, we will refund the fee paid. 

Notice appointments currently booked

You can contact us to reschedule your appointment once the government has lifted the COVID-19 restrictions, or to cancel your appointment by emailing registrar@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. Please include your reference number or the date and time of your original appointment. If you wish to cancel, we will refund the fee paid. 

Birth registration appointments

The registration of births is deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. Claims for child benefit or universal credit can temporarily be made prior to the birth being registered. Once the government has lifted the COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us on 0208 921 5015 to arrange an appointment to register the birth. 

Citizenship ceremonies

We are awaiting instruction from the General Register Office and Home Office in regard to the expiry date on any certificates and extension periods. We will update this webpage when we have received more information.

Re-registration and corrections

Until further notice we are not making any new appointments for re-registrations or corrections.