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Register Office fees

Table of Fees 1 October 2018
Certificates for Births, Deaths and Marriages and Civil PartnershipsStandard Certificates (complete copy of the entry) issued after registration and not in current Register.  Same day service subject to availability however, certificates will not be issued after 3.45 pm Monday to Friday onlyPriority Service: Same day (application must be with us by 2.30pm if paying by telephone) £25
Standard Service: Orders issued after 5 working days of request£10

Standard certificates  issued when registering a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Partnership

 

On day of registration£4

After registration, held in current Register

 

£7
  

 

Short Birth certificates (just the name, date and place of birth of the individual)
issued by Registrar of Births and Deaths

On day of registration£4

After registration, held in current Register

 


£7

 

 

Notice of Marriages & Civil PartnershipsNotice of Marriage or Civil Partnership given at the Register Office (fee per person).£35
Fee for Civil Partnership Conversion into a Marriage

The fee for an existing legal relationship to be converted into a marriage at the Register Office
(fee per couple).  

£45

Non Refundable Ceremony Booking Fee

Admin Fee to Change a Ceremony Booking

All Licensed Venues

£30
 

£15

Ceremony Fees

The Register Office - Barrington Suite (Garden Room)
 

The Register Office - Barrington Suite

 

Register Office - (Bride, Groom & 2 Witnesses)

Monday - Friday
Saturday
 

Monday - Friday
Saturday

 

Monday - Saturday

£128
£161

£236
£294

 

£46

Church/Chapel/Mosque/Temple£86
Town Hall (Jarrow or South Shields)

Saturday

£459

Sunday£534
Bank Holidays£552
The Little Haven Hotel, The Clarion Hotel Boldon, The Dunes, Jarrow Hall or Hedworth HallMonday - Friday£394
Saturday£459
Sunday£534
Bank Holidays

£552

Child Naming and Reaffirming of Vows




Charge for Each Additional Child

Register Office
 

Outside Venues

Monday - Friday

Saturday
 

Monday - Friday

Saturday

Sunday

£206
£236
 

£236
£294
£351

£50

Citizenship CeremoniesIndividual Citizenship Ceremony held at the Register Office (Monday-Friday only).£153
Group Ceremony held in The Reception Room, Town Hall, South Shields or the Register Office
(Monday-Friday only).
Free

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 (1 November 2017)
Birth, Death, Marriages or Civil Partnership Certificates
Certificate issued by Superintendent Registrar* £10

Registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages*

£4 (at the time of registration) 
£7 (after the time of registration)  
Civil Partnership Certificates£4 (full or extract certificate applied for at the time of registration)
£10 (full or extract certificate applied for at any other time)
*Note: Certificates are available from the Registrar only at the time of registration or shortly afterwards. Once a register is filled, it is passed to the Superintendent Registrar and certificates are no longer available from the registrar. 
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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