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Births, deaths and marriages

Coronavirus advice for Register Office appointments

From Thursday 4 June we will be taking face-to-face birth registrations at Gateshead Register Office.

Registrations will be strictly by appointment only. If parents are married or in a civil partnership only one parent should attend the office.

Visit the births webpage for more information.

There is no change to the arrangements for registering deaths and stillbirths, this remains by telephone only. 

Appointments to register a death can still be made as usual by calling 0191 433 3000 or by using the online booking system.

Visit the deaths and funerals page for more information.

We will not issuing certificates in person. Only copy certificates which are required for urgent legal purposes can be ordered by phone and will be posted out. There will be no collection service.

We will not be taking notices of marriage or civil partnership, or wedding bookings. We will not be arranging any cancelled weddings until further guidance is given by the government.

Coronavirus advice for Bereavement Services

Following the social distance guidance and for the protection of our staff, the Bereavement Services office will be closing every day from 3pm.

There will be no face-to-face enquiries with the Bereavement Services office until further notice. Please contact us on 0191 433 3816, 0191 433 3811 or 0191 433 3815. You can also email us at

Due to the current situation unfortunately we will not be processing applications for memorials, wall or kerb plaques until further notice. Grave searches will also not be carried out at the present time. However due to deadlines, Book of Remembrance entries will be processed but there maybe a delay in acknowledging receipt of these.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information visit our cemeteries and crematoria pages.

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How to register a birth in Gateshead, and what information we will need from you.
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Information about how to register a death in Gateshead, our cemeteries and crematoria.
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Find out what to do if you are arranging your wedding or civil partnership.
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Find out about copy birth, death and marriage certificates and how to search our online index.
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Information about British Citizenship Ceremonies and where they happen in Gateshead.
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Gateshead Register Office fees and charges.

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