Registration Service

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COVID-19 Update


We are now booking birth registrations as normal. Please call 01983 823233 option 1 to book an appointment. All appointments will be subject to strict social distancing and hand hygiene procedures.

Marriage or Civil Partnership ceremonies and Notices of Marriage

All marriage and civil partnership ceremonies from March 29 2021 can take place attended by fifteen people maximum. Please contact us for advice. Once ceremonies resume social distancing measures will remain in place. Please check with us on how many can attend your ceremony at the Register Office.

No 'Notice of Marriage' appointments will be available for ceremonies scheduled more than three months ahead. All appointments will be subject to strict social distancing and hand hygiene procedures.


Registrars continue to register deaths by telephone. Please register by calling 01983 823233 option 1.

Copy Certificates

Copy certificate requests have resumed. Orders must be placed using our online forms. No orders will be taken over the phone and priority will be given to events registered in 2020/21. Events registered earlier than 2020 will be subject to a 10 day turnaround time. All certificates will be posted, there is no facility to collect in person.


The Isle of Wight Register Office is situated at Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport. The Registration Service is responsible for the registration of births, deaths,  marriages  and civil partnerships occurring on the Island. We also license venues where civil ceremonies may be solemnised and conducting civil  ceremonies.

On these pages you will find all the information you need to:

  • register a birth
  • register a death
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • book a ceremony
  • obtain a copy of a certificate

The Register Office holds all the Isle of Wight birth, death and marriage registers dating from 1 July 1837 to the present day. In addition all Isle of Wight civil partnership records from 2005 onwards are held. It is possible to request a copy certificate from any archived register.

We pride ourselves in our Customer Care and hope you find this site useful.  If you have any comments regarding our service please contact us using our send a message to service form or by using the details found in the 'Contact' tab located at the top of this page.   

Please complete our short online survey to give us feedback on your visit to the Register Office.  

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