Manchester City Council

Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Help in an emergency

Deaths

We operate an emergency service at the weekend and Bank Holidays for those who need to organise a burial within 24 hours. 

  • Saturday, between 9 am and 3 pm - call 07904 417 282   
  • Sunday or Bank Holiday, between 10 am and 2.30 pm - call 07720 913 958

Ceremonies

If you need to contact us, urgently, outside our office opening hours, regarding a ceremony due to take place imminently, please ring our emergency out of hours service, on 0161 223 7222, who will arrange for a member of the Registration Team to contact you.
Urgent marriages and civil partnerships

Where one party is seriously ill and not expected to recover a ceremony can take place using a Registrar General's Licence from the Registration district where that person is located.  Where possible you should contact the relevant register office during office hours so the necessary arrangements can be made. If the ill person is in a Manchester hospital, the staff at the hospital should be able to help.

To arrange a Registrar General's Licence please contact 0161 234 5508 during office hours. We are open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4.30pm.  The office is closed from 2.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
If you need to contact us at any other time please ring our emergency out of hours service, on 0161 223 7222, who will arrange for a member of the Registration Management Team to contact you, to discuss what arrangements might be possible, depending on the availability of registration staff.

Important information when organising a Registrar General's Licence

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