We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.


All birth registrations have been suspended, we have been issued the following guidelines:

Customers should be advised that they can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth has been registered, where they have not been able to do so because of these measures.

Citizenship ceremonies

Customers would normally be expected to book their citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI has extended this period to six months and will keep this under constant review.


Death registrations will now be conducted by telephone and appointments can be booked online. Please do not call to book an appointment if possible.

  Register a death

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister all ceremonies are now suspended until people movement and social gathering restrictions are lifted. We appreciate how disappointing this we will be for our couples and we will do our very best to help you through this difficult time. Please can you email your request for changes to your booking to registrar@torbay.gov.uk . If you could include your full name, address, date of birth, telephone number along with the date time and venue you have booked, we will then call you back.