General Register Office

An executive agency

The GRO, since 2008, has been a part of Her Majesty's Passport Office. It's also known as the "National Register Office". The GRO oversees civil registration in England and Wales only.

Civil registration in Scotland handled by General Register Office for Scotland, and, in Northern Ireland, by the General Register Office for Northern Ireland (NISRA).

The head of the General Register Office is the Registrar General for England and Wales.

326 requests
Registered Birth entity
Response by General Register Office to nethy on .

Awaiting response.

If your enquiry falls within the remit of a Freedom of Information request Her Majesty’s Passport Office will send you an acknowledgement within the...
6 birth records obsolete from the RON system
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Ms S   Further to your email  below, please see the attached response.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty's Passport Office     Free...
Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece and Denmark
Response by General Register Office to Gud on .

Refused.

Dear A.A   Thank you for your email of 3 February to the General Register Office regarding information held on Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece and...
  Dear Mr Rice   I attach the completed internal review into the handling of the above-referenced FOI request.   Kind regards A.Tomkins...
Dear J Smith Thank you for your further email of 21 March 2021. As previously outlined, private sector companies are responsible for the personal dat...
Adoption details
Response by General Register Office to Graham Moore on .

Long overdue.

Dear Christine Minshall, Thank you for your email of 4 February to the General Register Office (GRO). Your request has been handled as official corre...
Birth Records
Response by General Register Office to Martin Sinkala on .

Successful.

Dear Martin S   Thank you for your email of 7 August. Your request has been handled as correspondence rather than as a request for information und...
System number
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Successful.

Dear Ms S Lawson   Please see the attached response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty’s Passport Office    ...
Registration Service Software (RSS)
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Partially successful.

Dear Ms S Lawson   Please see the attached response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty’s Passport Office    ...
Freedom of Information
Response by General Register Office to Marcie Jennings on .

Successful.

Dear Marcie Jennings.   Thank you for your email of 29 January 2021 to the General Register Office regarding your claim on birth certificate bonds...
Dear J Kinnish,   Thank you for your enquiry.   Your request has been handled as official correspondence rather than as a request for information...
Dear Nethy   Please see the attached response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty’s Passport Office     5 Fre...
Dear Mr McConnell Please see the attached response. Yours sincerely Her Majesty's Passport Office Freedom of Information Team Globe House 7th Floor...
The Honorable title of Mr, Mister.
Response by General Register Office to Paul-brian on .

Information not held.

Dear Paul-brian   Further to your email below, please find attached our response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Maje...
Dear nethy   Further to your email below, please see the attached response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty's...
Registers and specimen certificates
Response by General Register Office to L-M Nelson on .

Successful.

Dear Ms Nelson   Thank you for your email of 14 June.   We have checked the position with GRO and I am able to provide an additional 31 certif...
Original birth certificates and certificates of live birth
Response by General Register Office to Donna6700 on .

Partially successful.

Dear Ms Black   Please find attached our response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty's Passport Office    ...
Places of worship in Warwickshire
Response by General Register Office to Matthew Hopley on .

Partially successful.

Dear Mr Hopley   Please find attached our response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty’s Passport Office    ...
Original birth certificates
Request to General Register Office by Leila. Annotated by Ms. S on .

Successful.

If all birth certificates are completed and captured via the RON system, then t any reproductions would be the orginal regardless of the registry offic...
Issuing a passport in a different surname
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Partially successful.

Dear Miss Lawson Thank you for your email. I confirm that our response dated 21 December 2021 answered your enquiry. I have attached a copy of our res...
Why is it illegal to photocopy a birth certificate or passport
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Partially successful.

Dear Miss Lawson   Please find attached our response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty’s Passport Office    ...
Running two systems since 2009
Response by General Register Office to Ms. S on .

Information not held.

  Dear Ms Lawson,   Please see the attached in relation to your request for an internal review in response to your Freedom of Information reques...
Dear Mr Yeadon Further to our email below, please find attached your information request. Yours sincerely Her Majesty’s Passport Office Freedom of...
Sham marriages
Response by General Register Office to Leanne Camilleri on .

Successful.

Good afternoon, Thank you for your email - the General Register Office (GRO) oversees civil registration, including marriages, in England and Wales an...
Dear Mr Smith   Further to our email below, please find attached our response to your information request.   Yours sincerely   Her Majesty...

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