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Last updated January 11 2021.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has introduced the below measures for the Registration Service as part of its response to COVID-19:

Death Registration

Legislation came into force which allows death registrations to be carried out without the attendance of an informant at the registration office which reduces/removes face to face contact with the general public.  The legislation relates to the registration of all deaths and will continue in this method until further notice. 

Birth Registration

Council’s Birth Registration Service operates strictly by appointment.  A risk assessment is in place which is kept under review in line with government restrictions.  It is a legislative requirement for parents to register a birth within 42 days. 

We would request that parents scan and email or email a picture of the GRO4 form (see below link) or post to the relevant registration office. 

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/birth-registration-form   

On receipt of the form a Registrar will make contact to arrange an appointment. 

Marriages & Civil Partnerships from 8 January 2021

Please be aware that your marriage/civil partnership ceremony must be conducted under the current NI Executive restrictions. 

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can continue throughout the restricted period with a maximum of 25 people including the couple, witnesses, the officiant and guests (including children under 12).  A risk assessment should be carried out for ceremonies over 15 people.  Venues that are otherwise closed may open to host a marriage or civil partnership ceremony therefore schedules will continue to be issued.  

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies are not permitted to take place in a private dwelling, including the garden, unless one party is terminally ill.

Marriage and civil partnerships can continue to take place in a person’s home if one of the parties is terminally ill with up to 10 people in attendance (this includes the couple, two witnesses and the officiant).

Travelling for the purposes of a marriage or civil partnership ceremony is listed under essential travel.

Face masks must be worn by all except the couple being married or forming a civil partnership.  Current guidance states that children under the age of 13 do not have to wear a face mask.

Currently you can only give notice for your marriage or civil partnership by post. Please send your original completed marriage or civil partnership notice forms to the relevant office, along with actual full birth certificates and photocopies of your passports. For religious and belief marriages you can send a cheque for £44.00 (£22.00 per notice) made payable to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, or we can contact you for payment by telephone.  After the marriage ceremony takes place, please return schedule by post or leave in secure post box at the relevant office location.  Staff will register and post out your marriage certificate. 

Latest Government Restrictions:

 

Click here for the most up to date information.

 


Queries

If you have a query about Council's Registration services at this time please email registration@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Alternatively, please telephone your local office:

Ballycastle: 028 2076 1657

Ballymoney: 028 2766 0206

Coleraine: 028 7034 7034 / 7020 / 7021

Limavady: 028 7776 0309