Registration of Births - UPDATE 1.6.2020
Registration services have put in place measures for recommencing the registration of births in the Town Hall, Bangor, by appointment only from 3 June 2020.
Please do not ring for an appointment to register your baby. The Registrar will contact you. Please:
1. Download, complete and sign the Registration of Birth Form, available from NI Direct.
2. E-mail the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Once your completed form has been received, we will contact you to arrange an appointment.
Due to COVID-19 we have a large volume of births to register, therefore we are giving priority to parents who live within the district of Ards and North Down.
During this exceptional period, parents will not be penalised if the birth has not been registered within the required 42 day period. Parents can continue to enrol their child at a GP Practice. They will be required to supply the following information when they contact the Surgery;
* Child’s Health & Care Number (Issued by the hospital at birth)
* Full Name the child is to be registered as
* Home Address the child will be residing at
Your midwife will provide you with Form CHS1 when your baby is born. If you have been unable to register your child’s birth due to Coronavirus and wish to claim child benefit, please submit Form CHS1 along with your child benefit application form to the Child Benefit Office. Please retain a copy of this form as it will be required when you register your baby.
Marriages and Civil Partnerships
Registration will be taking new bookings for civil ceremonies taking place in 2021 from Monday 2nd November. Contact our office to check available dates and to make a provisional booking. Please note that ceremonies are likely to be subject to restrictions from the Northern Ireland Office for the foreseeable future. We would also ask you to bear in mind that, in line with current health and safety advice, Bangor Castle is restricted to a maximum of 20, which includes the wedding party, guests, photographer etc.
To cancel or postpone your wedding please email email@example.com with your name, mobile number and date and place of marriage and we will respond to you in due course.
New applications for Religious or Humanist marriages will only be accepted by post. We are happy to accept photocopies of passports and other legal documents on the proviso that the originals are seen when collecting the Marriage Schedule. We will contact you to pay the £44 fee over the phone, so please be sure to provide your phone number.
The following will continue to happen over Christmas and New Year. The doctor will send the death certificate by email to the General Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will then contact the next of kin or their funeral director and the death will be registered by phone. There will be no need to attend your local Registrar's office. If you have any issues please contact your undertaker or the Registrar on 028 9127 8003.