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How the Coronavirus is affecting Births, Deaths and Marriages

We are making every effort to keep our offices open for appointments however, due to the difficult situation we are all facing currently this is reviewed daily.

Due to this your appointment maybe postponed at short notice. Please attend your appointment without being accompanied by friends or family members who are not required to attend.

A maximum of two people will be allowed into the appointment room.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, but hope you will understand that health & wellbeing is our priority.

We ask that you also follow all advice from NHS and GOV.UK to protect yourself and others.

Check back regularly for updates to our frequently asked questions and service updates.

Service updates, changes or closures

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 Both Marriage and Citizenship ceremonies are postponed until further notice.

Death Registrations

Please contact us to book an appointment to register a death.  You will only need to bring with you the medical cause of death certificate issued by the doctor.  If the coroner was involved then the coroner will email our office with the relevant document required.  A maximum of two people will be allowed into the appointment room.

Birth Registrations

Please note that if your baby was born at Northwick Park Hospital you will need to register the birth with the London Borough of Brent this is regardless of where you reside. Please only contact us to register the birth of your baby if your baby was born at home in Harrow.  We do not need to see the baby and only one parent needs to attend if the parents are married.

Marriage Ceremonies

If you have your civil ceremony booked in The Civic Centre Harrow, we will inform you of any changes to your ceremony.  If you need to postpone your ceremony due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) then please contact us and we will re-arrange your ceremony free of charge as long as the venue is not changed and it is within your 12month notice period.  Only the couple, the two witnesses and the registrars will be allowed in the room.

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that you have been asking. We will aim to update these regularly.

Will the Citizenship ceremony still proceed?

No. The Citizenship Ceremonies are suspended until further notice.

Will citizenship ceremonies be rescheduled?

Keep checking the council website for further updates on when Ceremonies will resume.

I have a ceremony booked on either the 2nd,16th & 30th April. Will this still proceed ?

No, Unfortunately this has now been cancelled.

What will happen with my marriage ceremony ?

Marriage ceremonies have been suspended. Please keep checking the website for updates.
If you need to postpone your ceremony due to coronavirus (Covid-19) then please contact us and we will re-arrange your ceremony free of charge as long as the venue is not changed and it is within your 12month notice period.