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Births, deaths, ceremony and citizenship service

Births Deaths Ceremonies & Citizenship (copyright)

Hertfordshire Registration & Citizenship Service delivers birth, death, marriage and civil partnership registrations, ceremonial services for civil marriages, civil partnerships (same sex partnerships), civil namings, civil funerals and renewal of vows plus citizenship ceremonies, nationality checking service (NCS), settlement checking service (SCS) and change of name deeds service.

Registration services are available in our offices in Watford, Stevenage, Hatfield, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Cheshunt and Bishop's Stortford. Citizenship services are available at the Citizenship Unit in Hatfield.

Please choose from the list of services on the left to find out more about specific services we provide.

Latest News - The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

The Government has announced further details of the implementation of the Act, and this enables same sex couples not already in a formal relationship to marry. The first civil marriages of same sex couples took place on Saturday 29 March 2014.

Therefore we are in a position to accept bookings for notices / marriages now, subject to availability.  

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 123 4045.

You can book appointments online for:

  • Birth registrations
  • Death registrations
  • Notices of Civil Marriage
  • Notices of Civil Partnership
  • Nationality Checking Service

Plus you can order copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates online too.

For registration appointment bookings and copy certificates please select 'Registration online services' from the list on the left of this page.

For all other registration enquiries and services please call 0300 123 4045 or email us at     
For Citizenship services and change of name deeds service please call 01707 897396 or email

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