Births, marriages and deaths

Covid-19 Restrictions: Funerals, Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies, Birth/Death registrations will continue to take place. However, there may be changes to service delivery and attendance numbers due to social distancing requirements.

Important Notice: Regsitering of Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Legal Notices

Changes implemented to the Government IT system used for registering Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Legal Notices has introduced system instability issues. This means your appointment may take longer than usual or the Registrar may need to complete a manual registration; unfortunately in some cases we may be unable to issue a certificate at the time of registration. You may also have to wait longer than usual for an appointment due to appointments having to be extended to cope with the IT instability.

Due to the inability to complete registrations within our normal time frames, we are currently prioritising the following services:

  • Death registrations
  • Legal Notice for Marriage and Civil Partnership appointments
  • Birth registrations

We are sorry for any inconvenience or distress that this may cause, the General Register Office is currently unable to provide a timescale for when the system will be restored to a reliable and stable state.


Registering a birth, naming ceremonies, and celebratory services.
Giving marriage notice, civil ceremonies and venue information.
Register a death, cemeteries, crematoria and bereavement support.
Apply for copy certificates and family history searches.
View how to apply for British Citizenship,
The Register Office at Pontypridd offers a “Change of Name” service.

From 1st October 2019, Rhonnda Cynon Taf Registration Services, will offer ID Verification for all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens.