Find out about a range of registration services for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.
How to register a birth
A baby can be registered in any District Registration Office in Northern Ireland and must be done in person.
All offices run by appointment only. You can get contact details of your local registration office at the following link:
You should contact your local registration office directly if you have a query about the services available.
You can get further information on registering the birth at the following link:
How to register a death
A death may be registered in any District Registration Office in Northern Ireland.
You must fill in a Death Registration Form and have the medical certificate cause of death issued by the Doctor or Hospital, which must be given to the relevant registrar.
For deaths referred to the coroner, they will issue a cause of death certificate directly to the relevant registration office, who will contact the next of kin to organise the registration.
How to register your marriage
Couples marrying by religious/belief ceremony should make sure that the schedule is returned to the Registrar within three days, either in person or by post.
If you don't return the marriage schedule you won't be able to order a certified copy of your marriage.
If marrying in a civil ceremony, the Registrar will register the marriage after the ceremony.
How to register a civil partnership
The Registrar is responsible for the registration of all civil partnerships.