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Birth and Marriage

Welcome to the Birth and Marriage section.

Adoption Birth Records

Applying for birth records If you’re over the age of 18, were born before the 1st of January 2007 and you want information from your birth records, you need to meet with a Social Worker from the adoption service for adoption counselling before you can get a copy of your original birth certificate. If the adoption was after 1st of January 2007, […]

Civil Partnerships

The Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 2 April 2012. Civil Partners have the same rights as married couples. Further information on their formation and dissolution can be found on the following links; Civil partnerships in Jersey or Legal guidance on divorce, separation and relationship breakdown.

Congratulatory Telemessages from the Queen

Birthdays The Queen sends congratulatory messages for the one hundredth, one hundredth and fifth birthdays, and every year thereafter. Wedding anniversaries The Queen sends congratulatory messages for the Diamond (sixtieth), sixty-fifth and Platinum (seventieth) and every year thereafter. Applications Applications should be sent to the Bailiff of Jersey, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St Helier, […]

End of marital relationship checklist

The information given should not be relied on as legal advice. If you want legal advice you should contact a lawyer. Legal Aid may be available.  Additional information can be found on other Citizens Advice Jersey information pages by clicking on the links provided. How long have you been married? Minimum of three years is […]

Marriage Abroad

Local Information Most couples wanting to marry abroad can get all the information they need through travel companies who offer all inclusive packages. Couples may be asked to provide proof of their single status before they can undergo the marriage ceremony in some jurisdictions. The document is known as a Single Status Statutory Declaration and […]

Marriage in Church

Times of marriage services Church of England Rectors and vicars of the Church of England can act as registrars and can agree on the time of a wedding to suit the couple between the hours of 6am and 6pm. Marriages with a Special Licence can take place at any time by arrangement. A Special Licence […]

Registration of Births/Marriages/Deaths Certificates

The Superintendent Registrar The Superintendent Registrar is the Island’s senior registrar who holds the registers of births, deaths and all marriages from 1842 to date and all civil partnerships from the introduction of the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law, 2012. The Superintendent Registrar conducts civil marriages at the Register Office at 10 Royal Square.  It is […]

Requirements for getting married in Jersey

What requirements are there to getting married? You need to apply to the Superintendent Registrar (SIR) to give notice to have a civil or religious marriage in Jersey. You will need to: be able to speak and understand English be over the age of 18 years be free to marry (i.e. not married or in […]
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