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Lewisham Register Office during COVID-19

Find out what changes we have made to our Register Office in response to COVID-19.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies at Lewisham Register Office have been postponed with no new bookings until restrictions are lifted. Then priority will be given to those who have had their ceremony postponed.

You need to contact us to reschedule or make a new booking once the restrictions are lifted.

If your authority document is going to expire

If your authority document will expire before you are able to reschedule your ceremony please email us on register.office@lewisham.gov.uk for advice.

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership

We are open for pre-booked notice appointments. Book a notice appointment online.

Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies will continue with adaptions.

Read more about our citizenship ceremonies.

Registering a birth or death

Lewisham Register Office is open for pre-booked birth registration appointments.

Book a birth registration appointment online.

Death registrations continue to take place over the phone.

Book an appointment to register a death over the phone.

COVID-19 safety measures

Follow the COVID-19 Government guidance at all times. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.

When you arrive at the Lewisham Register Office for a pre-booked appointment:

  • you need to follow social distancing measures at all times.
  • you will be asked to wash and sanitise your hands on entering the building.
  • face coverings must be worn unless exempt for medical reasons.
  • you will be asked to wait outside in a queue until you are called into the building for your appointment
  • only the people who need to give notice (and interpreters if required) should attend the appointment.

The car park will be closed. There is pay and display parking spaces on Lewisham Park, the postcode for Lewisham Park is SE13 6QZ.

If your authority document is going to expire

We are waiting for guidance regarding those whose authority document will expire before they are able to reschedule their ceremony or civil partnership.

If you want to cancel your ceremony or notice appointment

If you want to cancel your ceremony or notice appointment you can get a refund by emailing register.office@lewisham.gov.uk.