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Fees and charges

 
 
Copy certificates from the Superintendent Registrar  
Standard or short certificate in person at Register Office (collection within 5 working days)  £10.00

Application and receipt of certificate same day service (in person or first class post)

£18.00 

Priority guaranteed next day delivery - application made by 1pm

£28.00 
   
Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates (current registrations)    

From the Registrar who registered the birth, death or marriage (statutory charges): 

 

Standard certificate at the time of registration

£4.00 

Standard  or short certificate after the time of registration

(one short birth certificate is issued free of charge at the time of registering the birth)

Certificates are available from the Registrar only at the time of registration or shortly afterwards.

£7.00 

Once a register is filled, it is passed to the Superintendent Registrar and certificates are no longer available from the Registrar

 
   
Searches  

General searches at a Superintendent Registrar's office

Any certificates purchased as a result of a search are subject to charges above
£18.00
   
Marriage  

Registered buildings 

 

Registrar attendance (church) - (including cost of certificate)

£90.00

Registration of a building for the solemnization of marriages of same sex couple (previously registered for marriage) 

£64.00

Registration of a building for the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples (not previously registered for marriage) 

£123.00

Registration of a building for the solemnization of equal marriage 

£123.00

Notice of marriage or certificate of no Impediment (per person)

£35.00

Administration fee to change the time or date of the ceremony

£15.00
   
Ceremony Fees   
Cost of ceremony in Register Office Monday - Thursday only  £50.00
Attendance at an approved premises (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday £400.00
Attendance at an approved premises (including cost of certificate) Friday - Saturday £450.00
Attendance at an approved premises (including cost of certificate) Sunday and bank holidays £480.00
Ravensworth Suite, Civic Centre (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday £160.00
Ravensworth Suite, Civic Centre (including cost of certificate) Friday and Saturday £180.00
Tyne Suite (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday £95.00
Tyne Suite (including cost of certificate) Friday and Saturday £110.00
Mayors Parlour (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday £320.00
Mayors Parlour (including cost of certificate) Friday and Saturday £370.00
Bewicks, Civic Centre (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday £300.00
Bewicks, Civic Centre (including cost of certificate) Friday and Saturday £350.00
Blaydon Room/Lamesley Room Civic Centre  (including cost of certificate) Monday - Thursday  £260.00
Blaydon Room/Lamesley Room Civic Centre  (including cost of certificate) Friday and Saturday £286.00
   

Civil Partnership

 
Notice of civil partnership or certificate of no impediment (per person) £35.00
Formation of civil partnership in a register office (with or without a ceremony) including cost of certificate £50.00
Full certification or extract at the time of formation £4.00
Full extract or certificate after the time of formation £10.00
Attendance of the civil partnership registrar for the purpose of signing the civil partnership schedule for housebound person £81.00
Attendance of the civil partnership registrar for the purpose of signing the civil partnership schedule for detained person £88.00 

Civil Partnership conversion to marriage - Administration service conversion only in Superintendent Registrars Office

 £45.00
Civil partnership conversion to marriage - Administration Service Conversion 2 stage+ Ceremony Fee £27.00 
Re-affirmation of vows - at the Registrars Office Monday - Thursday £180.00
Re-affirmation of vows - at the Registrar Office Friday and Saturday £280.00
Re-affirmation of vows at an outside venue Monday - Thursday £260.00
Re-affirmation of vows at an outside venue Friday and Saturday £340.00
Registration of approved premises   
Registration of premises for marriages and civil partnerships £1750.00
Renewal of registration of premises for marriage and civil partnerships - 3 years £1500.00
Registering a building for the solemnisation of marriages - fee for certificate of approved premises  £123.00
British citizenship ceremony - personal British citizenship ceremony (at civic centre) £150.00
Nationality checking service -  adult £55.00
Nationality checking service - child £30.00
Child naming and reaffirming of vows at the Register Office Monday - Thursday £180.00
Child naming and reaffirming of vows at the Registrar Office Friday and Saturday £280.00
Child naming and reaffirming of vows at an outside venue Monday - Thursday £260.00
Child naming and reaffrming of vows at an outside venue Friday, Saturday and Bank Holidays £340.00

Contact us

Gateshead Register Office
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH
Tel: 0191 433 3000
Email: registeroffice@gateshead.gov.uk
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