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Lewisham Register Office during COVID-19

Lewisham Register Office is open for birth registration appointments and marriage or civil partnership ceremonies that were postponed due to COVID-19.

Registering a birth or death

Lewisham Register Office is open for pre-booked birth registration appointments. You can book an appointment to register a death online. the registration will take place over the phone.

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership

If you had your notice appointment cancelled between March and July we will contact you to see if you want to reschedule.

Date-critical marriages or civil partnerships

We are only taking notices of marriage and civil partnerships for couples where it is date critical. If you have booked your ceremony and you need to give notice as a matter of urgency email register.office@lewisham.gov.uk with:

  • both your names
  • the date of the ceremony
  • the place of your ceremony
  • a contact telephone number.

If you meet the criteria for an emergency appointment we will contact you.

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.