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Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships


  • How to register

    You do not need to attend the Registration Office to register a stillbirth.

    Following a death, the doctor or hospital will forward a medical certificate electronically to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI), who will forward it to the registration office which covers the home address.

    The doctor who signed the medical certificate may have passed your contact details to us. If they have, we will contact you to organise the registration of the stillbirth. 

    We will also need:

    • full name and surname of the baby
    • date and place of death
    • usual address
    • full names and dates of birth of the parents
    • full address and occupations of the parents.

    Our Registrars can help guide you through this process. Call 028 9027 0455 at the following times:

    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 
  • 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.

Registration office

028 9027 0455

Belfast City Hall, Belfast, BT1 5GS

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