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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Swansea register office deals with the registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Swansea.

We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming service whether you are registering a birth or death or taking part in a civil, celebratory or citizenship ceremony.

Changes to registration services due to Coronavirus

All death and stillbirth registrations will now be completed by telephone rather than face to face appointments. All other registrations and appointments are completed in person.

Information to be given by the parents/ informant(s) to assist with the birth registration

During lockdown we will not be booking birth registration appointments except in emergency cases. Instead you should complete our form so we can contact you once appointments are available.

Marriages and civil partnerships

Swansea has the perfect setting for your wedding or civil partnership. From stunning views over Swansea Bay to the outstanding beauty of the Gower Peninsula you are sure to find your dream location.

Copy of birth, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates

Certificates can only be issued for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships that took place in Swansea.

Fees and payments for registration services

Ceremony fees can be paid with cash, debit or credit card at the Register Office or by credit or debit card over the telephone.

Registering a birth

A birth should be registered within 42 days of the date of birth in the district in which it occurred.

Registering a death

A death should be registered within 5 days of the date of death in the district in which it occurred.

Citizenship ceremonies

Everyone who is accepted for naturalisation as British Citizens are required to take part in a citizenship ceremony.

Renewal of vows

This is a ceremony for married couples wishing to renew the vows made to each other on their wedding day. This could be as a celebration of a special anniversary or to reaffirm their commitment to each other.

Naming ceremony

The naming day ceremony is a celebration of the birth of a new baby or a special way of welcoming a child or children into a new family. It is an opportunity for parents to make a public promise of love and commitment to the child.

Registration privacy notice

This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information.

Burials and cremations

We look after seven cemeteries across Swansea and the crematorium in Morriston.