What we do
Service update - COVID-19
We are now booking birth registrations as normal. Please book online to register a birth. All appointments will be subject to hand hygiene procedures and we ask customers to continue to wear a mask as a courtesy to staff and others.
Marriage or civil partnership ceremonies and notices of marriage
From 19 July 2021 the number of guests who will be able to attend a wedding or civil partnership in the St Catherine's Room returns to 12 maximum - this includes witnesses, all children of any age and photographers. Staff will continue to wear face coverings and, as a courtesy to staff and others, we ask that guests wear face coverings.
Hand hygiene measures remain in place.
Notice of marriage appointments will not be available for ceremonies scheduled more than three months ahead. All appointments will be subject to hand hygiene procedures and we ask customers to continue to wear a mask as a courtesy to staff and others.
Registrars continue to register deaths by telephone. Please register by calling 01983 823233 option one.
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 ten 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
- 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.