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A stillbirth should be registered as soon as possible. Registration is free and can be done in any District Registrar's office in Northern Ireland.

Our Registrar's office is located in Belfast City Hall

Our office opening hours are:

 Days  Times
Monday to Thursday  9.30am to 4.15pm 
Friday 9.30am to 3.45pm
Saturday and Sunday  Closed 
Public and bank holidays  View holiday arrangements 

You may also make an appointment by calling 028 9027 0455 or email Please provide a contact telephone number when possible.

What information will I need?

You will need a medical certificate, signed by a doctor, which shows the cause of stillbirth. We will also need:

  • full name and surname of the baby
  • date and place of death
  • usual address
  • full names and occupations of the baby's mother and father.

Who can register?

  • mother or father of the baby
  • maternal grandfather
  • maternal grandmother
  • maternal uncle
  • maternal aunt
  • occupier of the premises where the stillbirth took place, for example, a governor or matron
  • any person present at the stillbirth.

Advice and support

The NI Direct website has details of organisations which can provide support after a bereavement.

Contact us
Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
028 9027 0274
Registrar's office
Belfast City Hall