Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

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Last updated 1 July 2020

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 has come into force that allows death registrations to be carried out without the attendance of an informant at the registration office.  This will reduce/remove face to face contact with the general public and enable the registration service to be sustained as long as possible.  The legislation relates to the registration of all deaths.

Birth Registration

Council resumed the birth registration service on 15 June strictly by appointment - see office opening hours at bottom of this page.  

We would request that parents scan and email the GRO4 form (see below link) if they can or post to the relevant registration office to enable us to input the information to our system in advance and make contact to arrange an appointment according to the date of birth. https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/birth-registration-form

Marriage and Civil Partnership

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 photocopies of your birth certificates and passports.  For religious marriages and civil marriages officiated by a humanist celebrant you can send a cheque for £52.00 (£22.00 per notice and £8.00 for the marriage certificate) made payable to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, or we can contact you for payment by telephone.  You will be able to collect your schedule in person once ready.  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.  

Following the NI Executives announcement on 29 June in relation to gatherings it is now possible for a marriage or civil partnership to take place at an outside location with up to 30 people inttendance.  Indoor ceremonies are still restricted to a maximum of 6 people.   

A document is attached at the bottom of this page which shows the scenarios for all marriage and civil partnership ceremonies (Marriage in Northern Ireland - General Register Office - 30062020)  

We are currently dealing with civil ceremonies which have been previously booked or have been rescheduled and are unable to accept any new bookings until October 2020.

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Information booklets & leaflets are available at the Registration Reception. Forms are available to the Public for Name changes, Adoptions, Re-registrations, Marriage and Civil Partnership Application, Birth and Death registration.

Please find below forms which are on the NI Direct website www.nidirect.gov.uk and links to where they can be found:

 

Each office can only provide certificates for a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership when you are registering the event.  You can order certificates for previously registered events in one of the following ways:

  • Online: www.nidirect.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0300 200 7890
  • Post: Ask a member of staff for an application form
  • In Person: The General Register Office (GRO), Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast BT9 5RR

GRO holds records from 1845 for non-Roman Catholic marriages and 1 January 1864 onwards for all marriages, births and deaths.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Registration Offices are located in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady.

Office opening hours are:

Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (Ballycastle Office open morning only)

Bank and Public Holidays excepted.

An appointments system operates.

Contact Details -

Ballycastle:

Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle BT54 6QH

Tel 028 2076 2225 / 028 2076 1657

Email: stephanie.mclaughlin@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Ballymoney:

Riada House, 14 Charles Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6DZ

Tel: 028 2766 0200 / 028 2766 0206

Email: janet.mccaughey@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Coleraine:

Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY

Tel: 028 7034 7034 / 028 7034 7020 / 028 7034 7021

Email: gwyneth.kerr@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Email: elaine.kane@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Limavady:

7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 OHA

Tel: 028 7772 2226 / 028 7776 0309 

Email: monica.anderson@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Email: pamela.mccollum@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

OUT OF HOURS CONTACT NUMBER: 07714627171 – Janet McCaughey


Guidance to New Mums - General Register Office - 17 March 2020

Marriage in Northern Ireland - General Register Office - 30 June 2020