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).

301 requests

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Who can be recorded as the father
Follow up sent to General Register Office by A. Hill on .

Successful.

Thank you very much for the complete response, it's much appreciated. Yours sincerely, A. Hill
Dear Ms Key, Thank you for your email of 3 November. Please find a response attached. <<25148 J Key response.pdf>> Yours sincerely, Freedom of...
If you read the reply, it states: The post of the Registrar General was first established in 1836. The "Registration Service Act 1953 (the RSA) is the...
Dear Mr Rossiter, Thank you for your email of 25 July enquiring about payments made following birth registration. I am sorry for the delay in replyi...
Short Certificate of Borth
Follow up sent to General Register Office by ronald mallett on .

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Thank you for your reply which answers my question I have another if you could answer it or point me the right direction As more and more govern...
All caps surname
Request to General Register Office by n.r.b.. Annotated by n.r.b. on .

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Capitis Diminutio Minima, Civiliter Mortuus, is usually taken to mean 'loss of liberty, civilly dead' formalised from Roman Law, of three orders. Capit...
Inherent natural rights to our children
Response by General Register Office to ivanataylor on .

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Dear Ms Taylor, Thank you for your enquiry. We have treated your request as official correpsondence rather than under the provisions of the Freedom of...
Short Birth Certificate
Response by General Register Office to P Beresford on .

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Dear P. Beresford, I am responding to your queries below. I am sorry you have not received an earlier reply. Q. "Under what law and whose authority...
No birth certificate
Request sent to General Register Office by JOHN SYKES on .

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I was born in Holland I beleive in 1961 ,I was then taken to Scotland at a very young age,schooled at home then ran off to London when I was about 13....
Mother/Father signature on Birth Register
Response by General Register Office to ivanataylor on .

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Dear Ms Taylor, Thank you for your enquiry of 3 January concerning the signature of mother / father on the birth register. We have treated your requ...
Dear J Nelson, Thank you for your enquiry of 3 January concerning the above. You asked us: Are there any plans or has the registration of stillbir...
Foreign National Marraiges
Response by General Register Office to amran on .

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Dear amran, Thank you for your email of 23 November. Please find a response attached. <<20829 Amran response.pdf>> Yours sincerely, Freedom of...
Babies - Cause of Death
Request sent to General Register Office by B McKenzie on .

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Please could you provide the cause of death for all babies under the age of 2 years old for as many years as is reasonable within the 18 hours allow...
Crown Copyright
Response by General Register Office to Ian Rossiter on .

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Dear Mr Rossiter, I don't pretend to be familiar with all sections of the relevant Act, and I'm not familiar with the section you refer to, but I'm s...
Question was answered in full, then afterwards they said they didn't hold the information & are passing the request on to ONS.
Dear Rab, You emailed our HQ Enquiries with the above query on 25 February. Sorry for the delay in replying. A birth registration is carried out t...
Birth Certificate Registration/Application number
Response by General Register Office to Ian Rossiter on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Rossiter, No, the release of information from the register to the public is only provided for by the purchase of a certificate. Selwyn Hugh...
Definition of the Births And death Registration act
Response by General Register Office to david on .

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Dear David, I think this was the link: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Registeringlifee vents/Familyhistoryandresearch/DG_17...
Legal title
Request to General Register Office by n.r.b.. Annotated by n.r.b. on .

Information not held.

Leaving aside the issue of validity of a FOI not made under a 'real name' as in my case n.r.b, this raises a further question as whether or not unconve...
Query Other
Response by General Register Office to david on .

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Dear David Thank you for your email of 5 January where you ask if, in the scenario given, ( Elizabeth Smith marries and changes her name to Elizabeth...
Registration of births
Response by General Register Office to David on .

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Dear David Thank you for your email of 25 January. I apologise for posting the wrong response to your question, it would appear that the General Regis...
Registrations
Response by General Register Office to Robert Kaye on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Kaye Thank you for your email of 13 January where you ask for details of the number of people who have registered a child with the first nam...
Please find enclosed a response to your request of 31 December <<Master Wild Hunt.14.1.11.pdf>> Regards Melanie Lee Communications Manager Iden...
Marriage Act 1949
Response by General Register Office to Steve Elibank on .

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Mr Elibank These are the final pdfs relating to your request. Selwyn Hughes Communications Manager Identity and Passport Service | General Register...
Death Registrations
Request to General Register Office by Mr Sharif. Annotated by KRIS PENALVA on .

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Section 32 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 also says..... "Every registrar shall at any time when his office is required to be open for...

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