Access to our services
For further details of all the services described below, please see the detailed internet page for that service.
A number of our services can be accessed on-line.
We currently provide the following on-line facilities. You can:
- make an appointment to come to the Register Office to register a birth
- make an appointment to come to the Register Office to register a death
- make an appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership
- purchase copy certificates
- pay the balance of fee for a marriage or civil partnership ceremony
- make an application for a premises to be approved as a venue for civil ceremonies
In order to meet the needs of our customers, when religion requires a burial, within England and Wales, and within 24 hours of death, we also provide an out of hours service on Sundays and Bank Holidays. A registrar is available on call (by mobile phone) between 10am and 2.30pm on these days.
Community and Off-Site Registrations
We have made our service more accessible for those who wish to register births and deaths in areas local to them, and avoid the journey into the centre of Manchester.
- we provide the services of a registrar, for registering deaths, at Bereavement Centres, at designated hospitals each week
- We provide the services of a registrar for registering stillbirths and neonatal deaths, within 48 hours of notification, at designated hospitals and at children's hospices.
We provide the services of a registrar for registering births:
- at Sure Start Centres: Benchill, Harpurhey, Rusholme, Longsight, Gorton, Cheetham and Clayton on a weekly basis.
- at designated prisons as and when required.
Special arrangements have been made with Trafford, Bury, Salford and Rochdale to allow their residents, whose babies are born in a Manchester hospital, to register the birth at their Register Office and still receive the certificate on the same day.