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 in East Sussex

How to organise a civil partnership for same sex couples. This is different to a Same Sex Marriage.

Registering a venue for ceremonies

How to register buildings to hold civil marriage 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

Applying to be a British citizen, and citizenship ceremonies.

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.


Consultation on our proposal to move the Superintendent Registrar’s Office to Hastings.

Renewals of Vows & Naming Ceremonies

We can also provide you with ceremonies to welcome your child into the family or renew your marriage vows.

Contacting our Register Offices

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