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Stillbirth

Coronavirus update

Our Registration Office is currently closed to the public.

An electronic system is now in place to register a stillbirth.

Please telephone our registration office on 028 9027 0455 and we will complete the process by telephone.

Burials and cremations

We have closed the chapel and facilities at Roselawn Crematorium to mourners.

Cremations will be carried out but no family or friends can be in attendance.

As we continue to review our service delivery in response to COVID-19, we are introducing further measures for burials at our cemeteries:

 

The registration office opening hours are:

 Days  Times
Monday to Thursday  9.30am to 4.15pm 
Friday 9.30am to 3.45pm
Saturday and Sunday  Closed 
Public and bank holidays  View holiday arrangements 

You can make an appointment by telephone, 028 9027 0455, or email registrar@belfastcity.gov.uk Please provide a contact telephone number when possible.

What information will I need?

You will need a medical certificate, signed by a doctor, which shows the cause of stillbirth. We will also need:

  • full name and surname of the baby
  • date and place of death
  • usual address
  • full names and occupations of the baby's mother and father.

Who can register?

  • mother or father of the baby
  • maternal grandfather
  • maternal grandmother
  • maternal uncle
  • maternal aunt
  • occupier of the premises where the stillbirth took place, for example, a governor or matron
  • any person present at the stillbirth.

Advice and support

The nidirect website has details of organisations which can provide support after a bereavement.


Contact us
Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
028 9027 0274
Registrar's office
Belfast City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS