Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Isle of Man Central Registry has introduced a simplified and safe process for registering a birth or a death, by enabling all informants to register through the Government’s online services portal.
This temporary measure means that informants will no longer be required to officially sign the register in person at the Civil Registry. Furthermore, for the registration of deaths, Funeral Directors can now act as informants if instructed to do so by a relative of the deceased.
Edward Clague, Registrar General, commented:
‘In the circumstances that we find ourselves in, we understand the need to remove any unnecessary contact and this new process will ensure that everyone will be able to register their event in a safe and timely manner.’
Individuals will also be able to order and pay for the required number of certificates online during the registration process and be able to access the service through a desktop, laptop or smartphone.
To find out more, please visit: https://www.gov.im/categories/births-deaths-and-marriages/