Registration of births/marriages/deaths.
Updated 08 April 2019
Words you may want to know
Amendment – revision, correction
Certificate - an official document authorising or confirming something
Declaration – a statement or announcement, a legal claim to a right
Enable – to make it possible to do something
Extract – copy of a part of something eg a Register, song, book, speech
Illegitimate – a child born to its natural parents at a time when they were not married
Non-Anglican – of a religion other than the Anglican Church
Inheritance – when something is passed on to you
Licence – a permission or permit
Registered – to be recorded on a list
Registrar - a person responsible for maintaining an official list
Retrospective – when a decision is made but the effect of the decision and any change it introduces can be made to apply to something that happened before the decision was taken
Shortened certificate – one with only some of the information on the full certificate on it
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 the only register office in the island in which marriage and civil partnership can be celebrated. The only other register office in the Island is that of the St Helier Registrars, at 12 Seale Street (behind the Town Hall.) The Register Office for the Parish of St Helier is where all births and deaths, marriages and civil partnerships which occur in the parish of St Helier are registered.
Office of the Superintendent Registrar
10 Royal Square
Each Parish has its own Registrar who registers all births and deaths, all civil and non-Anglican marriages and all civil partnerships in the parish. Copies of the entries in all the registers are returned to the Office of the Superintendent Registrar in the Royal Square on a quarterly basis.
For a list of Parish Registrars and Deputies, see Names and addresses of Parish Registrars
For more information on birth registration see Registration Of Birth
For Registration of Deaths / Marriages and other services provided by the Superintendent Registrar see Superintendent Registrar's Office