Coronavirus advice for our registration office customers | Central Bedfordshire Council

Coronavirus advice for our registration office customers

How we're supporting our registration customers during the coronavirus pandemic

Registration offices have closed with the exception of The Court House, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HX, which is open by appointment only.


Find out how to request a certificate.

Weddings and civil partnership changes

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, in line with government advice, weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place, within any approved venue or in The Court House, in Ampthill.

We will contact any couples personally to advise of any changes.

If you'd like to change arrangements already in place, please email There will be no charge for postponing a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration.

Giving notice of a marriage or civil partnership / booking an appointment

If your marriage or civil partnership has been booked with the appropriate registration service, you can now book your notice, but you must leave at least 28 clear days between giving notice and your ceremony / formation and you can't do this more than one year in advance of your ceremony.

Registering births and deaths

Registering a birth

We are now able to offer birth registration appointments. Please note that there will be a higher than usual demand for this type of appointment due to our inability to register births over the last few weeks.

Find out how to book an appointment to register a birth.

Registering a death or a still-birth

You can register a death or still-birth over the phone. Call us on 0300 300 8089 to book a phone appointment.

The Registrar General has removed the requirement for a death or still-birth informant to provide details in person. This enables the information for the registration to be given over the telephone.

Citizenship ceremonies

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, no citizenship ceremonies will be taking place. Please email to rearrange.

If you have received your invitation letter, please call the number provided on the letter to book a ceremony in December.