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Due to the current pandemic situation with Covid-19, there are a number of temporary arrangements in place. 

Register a Birth

You have up to 42 days to register a birth and this can still be done by making an appointment with the Registrar's Offices (please see below). 

Register a Death

You no longer have to register a death with the Registrar, this can now be done electronically. The medical practitioner will send the certicficate electronically to the General Registrar's Office (GRO) who will then forward onto the Registrar in the appropriate Council. The Registrar will then issue the Death Certificate electronically. 

Marriages / Civil Ceremoinies

Unfortunately all wedding / civic ceremony bookings and services have been suspended. 

Making an Appointment

To improve our service for customers, we are pleased to announce a new appointment system for the registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships will be available at both Antrim Civic Centre and Mossley Mill from Monday 2 March 2020.

To make an appointment please contact us via the details provided below or complete the online form.

Office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday – Friday.

Customers will still be able to use the service without an appointment, however those with an appointment will be given priority.

Useful Contacts

Newtownabbey Registrar

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
BT36 5AQ

Tel: 028 9034 0179

Email Newtownabbey Registrar

Antrim Registrar

Antrim Civic Centre Office,
50 Stiles Way,
BT41 2UB

Tel: 028 94 481 315

Email Antrim Registrar

Holiday Closures 2020

Tuesday 17th March 2020 Closed
Friday 10th April 2020 Closed
Monday 13th April 2020 Closed
Tuesday 14th April 2020 Closed
Friday 8th May 2020 Closed (In lieu of May Bank Holiday
Monday 25th May 2020 Closed
Monday 13th July 2020 Closed
Tuesday 14th July 2020 Closed
Monday 31st August 2020 Closed
Friday 25th December 2020 Closed
Monday 28th December 2020 Closed

Registrar Responsibilities

  • Registering of births, deaths, stillbirths, marriages and civil partnerships

  • Issuing authorities for forthcoming marriages

  • Performing civil marriages and civil partnerships

  • Providing general information about registrations to the public

These services are overseen by the General Register Office (GRO), which holds the majority of registration information for Northern Ireland.

Duplicate Certificates

How certificates are obtained has changed.  These can no longer be issued from district registration offices.

To obtain a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership (after the initial registration has been complete) contact:

The General Register Office

Web. www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro
T. 0300 200 7890
In person: General Register Office, NIRSA, Colby House, Stranmilis Court, Belfast, BT9 5RR

Certificates cost £15 for the first and £8 for each additional copy of the same certificate thereafter. 

Certificates applied for online or by telephone will be posted out within 5 working days.  A priority service is available, however, an extra fee will be charged.  Please contact GRO for further information.

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