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Contact Westminster Register Office

Contact details and opening times, giving notice of intention to marry or form a civil partnership and ordering copy certificates.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 29 November 2022

When to contact us

Contact the Register Office for:

  • birth registrations
  • death registrations
  • corrections and re-registrations
  • certificate ordering
  • enquiries and ceremony bookings for marriages and civil partnerships
  • giving notice of intention for marriage or civil partnership ceremonies
  • citizenship ceremonies

Christmas opening hours

  • Saturday 24 December, register office closed, emergency death registration out of hours service 9am to 10am, telephone 020 7641 1310
  • Sunday 25 December, register office closed, no service
  • Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, emergency death registration out of hours service 9am to 11am, telephone 020 7641 1310
  • Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December, Register Office at 317 Harrow Road, W9 3RJ, open 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday 31 December and Sunday 1 January 2023, emergency death registration, out of hours service 9am to 10am, please call 020 7641 1310
  • Monday 2 January 2023, emergency death registration, out of hours service 9am to 11am, please call 020 7641 1310

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2022.

Opening hours

The register office is now open for appointments only. 

Book an appointment to register a birth

Book an appointment to give notice of intention to marry/form a civil partnership

Please complete this form if you need an urgent appointment to give notice.

Book an appointment to register a death.

From 25 March 2022 all deaths will be registered in person, by appointment.

Contact us using our enquiry form

Telephone: 0207 641 7500

Address for postal service only: 317 Harrow Road, London, W9 3RJ

Emergency death registration service

An emergency service for the registration of deaths (for example, religious reasons) is available on Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 10am and on Bank Holidays between 9am and 11am.

To contact a registrar between these hours please telephone 0207 641 1310.

The coroner’s service is not open at weekends or on bank holidays. If a death has to be referred to the coroner (for example, if a post mortem is required) the registrars will not be able to register the death until the coroner’s office reopens.