Manchester City Council

Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Registration Service - Service Standards

Access to our services

For further details of all the services described below, please see the detailed internet page for that service.

On-line Services

A number of our services can be accessed on-line.

We currently provide the following on-line facilities. You can:

Out of Hours Service

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.

Death Registration

  • 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.

Birth Registration

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.


Birth Registration at our Partner Local Authorities

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.

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