How do I obtain a copy Certificate?
You can obtain a copy certificate of a Birth, Death, or Marriage
that has taken place in England and Wales since 1st July 1837 from
the Register Office for the district in which the event
Personal applications may be made at the Register Office (no
appointment required) or by post.
At the Register Office you will be asked to complete a short
application form (link here to application forms).
Should you wish to apply by post you can either download the
application form or please provide the following information::
- Full name at birth
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Parent’s names
- Birth mother’s maiden name
- Full name
- Place of death
- Date of death
- Date of birth
- Home address at the time of death
- If married or in civil partnership, the name of spouse or civil
- Date of Marriage
- Names of couple
- Maiden names
- Place of marriage
Standard copy Birth, Death or Marriage certificates provided
within 5 working days following receipt of application will be
£10.00 per certificate.
If certificates are required the same day then a priority service
charge of £5.00 will be charged per certificate. Therefore
each certificate will be £15.00.
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to ‘NPTCBC’, we do
not accept cash through the post.
For overseas customers, please ensure cheques are expressed in
Sterling and drawn on a London Bank.
If a birth certificate is for someone who has been adopted, then
the application should be made to:
Adopted Children’s Register
Tel: 0300 123 1837
If you need further help or advice, please contact us and we will
be happy to assist you (register office link here).
Certificates are Crown Copyright and should not be photocopied for