What is the Registry Office?

A Register Office, also known as a Register Office or Registration Office, is a British government office. Register Offices are where births, deaths, marriages, civil partnership, stillbirths and adoptions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are registered. In Scotland, the functions of The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) were transferred to National Records of Scotland in 2011.

The General Register Office

The General Register Office holds records of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirths and adoptions in England and Wales.

General Register Office
certificate.services@gro.gov.uk (include ‘GQ’ in the subject of your email)
Telephone: 0300 123 1837
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1837
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm
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You can order certificates online or write to the following address.

General Register Office
PO Box 2

For records in Scotland, contact the National Records of Scotland.

For records in Northern Ireland, contact the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.