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Monday, May 17, 2021

Public Notice of Closures within the Registry General's Office

Public Notice of Closures within the Registry General's Office

Following government advice on measures to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Registry General wishes to advise the public that in light of the restrictions given to Public Officers the office will be closed to the public, however collection of certificates, notices, or any other documents may be done by appointment only. 

Customers wishing to submit hard copies of their applications for processing may do so via the Registry General drop box located on the 1st Floor of the Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street, Hamilton.

Customers are asked to communicate via email or telephone as the doors to the Registry General office will be locked during this period. When emailing applications, all fees must be paid by direct deposit or wire transfer.

CERTIFICATES

Customers urgently requiring birth, domestic partnership, marriage, and/or death certificates may email their request via the following email addresses [please select that which applies]:-

Ø rgbirths@gov.bm

Ø rgdomesticpartnerships@gov.bm

Ø rgmarriages@gov.bm

Ø rgdeaths@gov.bm

MARRIAGES

The Registry General will facilitate scheduled Civil Ceremonies. Couples and no more than eight (8) guests must strictly adhere to COVID-19 regulations. Queries can be forwarded via email to rgmarriages@gov.bm.

CHARITIES

TEMPORARY FUNDRAISING LICENCE

PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES

§ Charities wishing to submit annual reports may do so by sending statutory documents and proof of payment to charityinfo@gov.bm.

§ Persons interested in making an application for a Temporary Fundraising Licence may submit their request on the required form via charityinfo@gov.bm.

§ Applications for Privately Funded Charity exemption may be submitted on the required form via charitabletrustinfo@gov.bm.

§ The Charity Register can be viewed on the official E-Gazette.

The Charities Act 2014 states that it is an offence for a person, other than a registered charity or person acting on behalf of such charity, to solicit members of the public for or receive from any member of the public in any public place, a donation for any charitable purpose or for any professed purpose which is otherwise benevolent.

Internet or online sites for fundraising for charitable or benevolent purposes in Bermuda may also require a temporary fundraising license or charitable status.

Potential Donors should always request the Charity's registration number before making donations and checking the Registry General website or contacting the Registry General to confirm if the Charity is registered and in good standing.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION

IP Agents and customers wishing to submit registration applications or submit any other documents for IP matters may do so via rgintellectualproperty@gov.bm. Customers urgently requiring IP certificates or notices may submit their request via email and arrange an appointment for curbside collection.

.BM DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

Customers needing to register a .BM domain name must first conduct a search via www.bermudanic.bm to ensure that the domain name of interest is available. If a customer has not done so already, they are required to create an account using a valid email address (once a domain of interest has been purchased) before checking out.

Customers should be reminded to complete the validation process of the registration by clicking the link in the email they receive after purchasing, titled ‘Action Required to Activate Your Domain’ and click ‘Get Started’. The user name and password for domain verify .bm are separate from the BermudaNIC login details.

Existing customers can email dnsmanager@gov.bm or call 297-7708 for assistance.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Marriage Officers, Trade Unions, Architects, Engineers, and/or Surveyors may email their re-registration via rgprofessionalregistration@gov.bm or https://www.gov.bm/department/registry-general.

SEARCHES

Annual Ticket Holders and the general public may email rgprofessionalregistration@gov.bm to schedule an appointment.

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER INFORMATION

Funds may be remitted to the Registry General via Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit), from any of the following local banks:

· Butterfield

· HSBC

Direct Deposit:

- Beneficiary Account Number: 010-125250-001 Bermuda Dollar Account

- Beneficiary Account Number: 010-125250-501 US Dollar Account

Wire Transfer:

- Beneficiary Bank: HSBC Bank of Bermuda Limited, 6 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda

- Swift Code: BBDABMHM

- Beneficiary Name: Bermuda Government - Registry General

Please ensure your name/agency name and reference numbers are clearly stated in the customer reference and narrative field when direct depositing.

When delivering, confirmation of payment must be attached to your package.

CONTACTS

For matters that are time-sensitive and/or of high importance, please contact:

Registrar General

Aubrey Pennyman

apennyman@gov.bm

297-7662

Assistant Registrar General

Denise N. Carey 

dncarey@gov.bm 

297-7705

Manager - Vital & General Registration

Melody Parris          

mparris@gov.bm 

297-7976

Legal & Compliance Officer / Charities

Trademark Examiner (Supervisor)

Domain Name Officer                           

Marvin Hanna 

Sheryll Kelly

Chequila Chase                    

mhanna@gov.bm

skelly@gov.bm

ctchase@gov.bm

297-7639

297-7544

297-7826

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