Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

Registering a birth in East Sussex

How to register your baby's birth. Remember that a new arrival must be registered within 42 days.

Getting married in East Sussex

Useful information to help you organise your special day, from choosing a venue to registering your marriage.

Civil partnerships

How to organise a civil partnership, which legally recognises gay and lesbian relationships, giving you the same legal rights as a married couple.

Registering a venue for ceremonies

How to register buildings, from churches to pubs, to hold wedding ceremonies.

What to do after a death

What you need to do when someone dies.

Buying copies of certificates

How to get copies of birth, marriage or death certificates.

British citizenship

How to apply to be a British citizen and what happens at a citizenship ceremony.

Settling in the UK

How to apply to settle in the UK (Settlement Checking Service)

Name changes

How to change your name so it is recognised officially.

Other ceremonies

Non-religious ceremonies can be held at registration offices, such as welcoming your child into the family or renewing marriage vows.

Contact our registration offices

Contact details, opening hours and directions for East Sussex Registration Offices and outstations.