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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


Registrars are now registering deaths by telephone. Appointments to register can be booked by calling 823233 option 1.
Funeral paperwork will be emailed directly to the relevant agencies. Certificates will not be produced at registration and will not be available until a later date.

Copy certificates

Certificate production is suspended until further notice. Copy certificates can be ordered via


Birth registration appointments are now deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. Customers can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered.

Citizenship Ceremonies

All ceremonies are deferred until we are through the current pandemic period.

Marriage/Civil Partnership

No longer taking place in line with the Prime Ministers announcement Notices of marriage and civil partnership are now deferred until we are through the current pandemic period.
Provisional bookings are to be held on a waiting list until the service resumes business as usual.

The Isle of Wight Register Office is situated at Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport. The Registration Service is responsible for the registration of births, deaths,  marriages  and civil partnerships occurring on the Island, licensing venues where civil ceremonies may be solemnised and conducting civil  ceremonies.

These pages are designed to give you all the information you need to register a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership, book a ceremony or obtain a copy of a certificate. We have also included some additional links and names and addresses of related services.

The Register Office holds all  the Isle of Wight birth, death and marriage registers dating from 1 July 1837 to the present day. In addition all Isle of Wight civil partnership records from 2005 onwards are held. It is possible to request a copy certificate from any archived register.

We pride ourselves in our Customer Care and hope you find this site useful.  However if you have any comments regarding our service please contact us using our online form or by using the details found in the 'Contact' tab located at the top of this page.   

Alternatively please complete our short online survey to give us feedback on your visit to the Register Office.  

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