Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships


Christmas opening times for 2015

Christmas Eve – 9am-2pm

Christmas Day / Boxing Day – CLOSED

Sunday 27 and Monday 28 December 2015 – CLOSED

Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 December 2015 – 9am-5pm

Friday 1 January 2016 – CLOSED

From Monday 4 January 2016 we reopen with normal hours

Please note that Lewes and Crowborough offices are closed for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30pm

Registering a birth in East Sussex

How to register your baby's birth. Remember that a new arrival must be registered within 42 days.

Getting married in East Sussex

Useful information to help you organise your special day, from choosing a venue to registering your marriage.

Civil partnerships in East Sussex

How to organise a civil partnership for same sex couples. This is different to a Same Sex Marriage.

Registering a venue for ceremonies

How to register buildings to hold civil marriage ceremonies.

What to do after a death

What you need to do when someone dies.

Buying copies of certificates

How to get copies of birth, marriage or death certificates.

British citizenship

Applying to be a British citizen, and citizenship ceremonies.

Settling in the UK

How to apply to settle in the UK (Settlement Checking Service)

Name changes

How to change your name so it is recognised officially.

Renewals of Vows & Naming Ceremonies

We can also provide you with ceremonies to welcome your child into the family or renew your marriage vows.

Contacting our Register Offices

Contact details, opening hours and directions for East Sussex Registration Offices and outstations.