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Cemeteries and the crematorium

Cemeteries and the crematorium are open.

Due to government guidance on social distancing, the Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel at South Shields Crematorium are closed until further notice.

Table of fees
Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Death Certificates
Standard Certificates issued when registering a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership£11
Standard Certificates issued after registration, held in current register (issued after 5 working days)£11
Priority Certificates issued after registration, held in current register (same day service)£35
Short Certificates issued when registering a birth£11
Standard Certificates issued after registration (issued after 5 working days)£11
Priority Certificates issued after registration (same day service)£35
Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership given at the Register Office (fee per person)£35
The fee for an existing legal relationship to be converted into a marriage at the Register Office
(fee per couple)
£45
Ceremony fees
Non-refundable ceremony booking feeAll licenced venues£35
Admin fee to change a ceremony bookingAll licenced venues£20
The Register Office - Barrington Suite (Garden Room)Monday - Friday£134
Saturday£169
The Register Office - Barrington SuiteMonday - Friday£247
Saturday£308
The Register Office (Bride, Groom and 2 witnesses)Monday - Thursday
Saturday (10am only)
£46
Church / Chapel / Mosque / Temple / Synagogue (not civil partnerships)£86
Jarrow Town Hall or South Shields Town HallSaturday£480
Sunday£558
Bank Holiday£578
The Little Haven / The Clarion Hotel / Hedworth / The Dunes / The Grotto / Jarrow Hall / The Sea HotelMonday - Friday£412
Saturday£480
Sunday£558
Bank Holiday£578
Child naming and reaffirming of vows
Child naming and reaffirming of vows (Register Office)Monday - Friday£212
Saturday£243
Child naming and reaffirming of vows (Outside venue)Monday - Friday£243
Saturday£303
Sunday£361
Charge for each additional child£50
Citizenship ceremonies
Individual Citizenship Ceremony held at the Register OfficeMonday - Friday only£157
Group ceremony held in the Reception Room, Town Hall, South Shields or the Register OfficeMonday - Friday onlyFree

Visa Debit or Credit Card payments are accepted by calling us on 0191 424 6350. Please make any cheques, postal orders or money orders payable to South Tyneside Council.

Counter certificates are issued until 3.45pm, this is to give staff sufficient time to locate and issue as required before the office closes at 4pm.

Telephone certificates are only issued until 2.30pm (same day service certificate issue is subject to availability).

If you would like any further information concerning the above list of fees, please call us on 0191 424 6350.

HM Passport Office fees

Fees for Marriage

Marriage by Superintendent Registrar's CertificateEntry of each notice of marriage for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme£47
Entry of each notice of marriage for all other persons£35
Consideration by Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles£50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles£75
Attendance at the Ceremony At the Register Office£46
At a registered building£86
The fee for the attendance at a marriage on approved premises (e.g. a Hotel) is set by the local authority for the area in which the premises are situated. The Superintendent Registrar will be able to give you more information. 
Fees for Civil Partnership
Entry of each notice of civil partnership for persons subject to the Home Office Referral and Investigation Scheme£47
Entry of each notice of civil partnership for all other persons£35
Consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles£50
Consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles£75
Attendance at the Civil Partnership Registration£46 (at the Register Office)
The fee for attendance of the civil partnership registrar at the registration of a civil partnership on approved premises is set by the registration authority for the area where the building is situated. The registration authority will be able to give you more information.
Fees for the Conversion of a Civil Partnership into Marriage
Conversion of a Civil Partnership into MarriageAt the register office £45
Two Stage Procedure on Other PremisesCompleting the declaration£27
Signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples £91

The fee for signing the declaration on approved premises or in a register office (at a different time or place from where the declaration was completed) is set by the local authority for the area in which the premises are situated. The Superintendent Registrar will be able to give you more information.

Fees for Changes to Initial Registration (payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar)
Change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration£40
Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction£75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction£90
Fees for Searches in Indexes
General SearchSearch in the indexes by the applicant personally for not more than six successive hours£18
Note: No fee is payable for a search in the indexes when a particular entry in the register is specified.

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