Copy birth certificate
To issue a copy birth certificate, we will need the:
- Full birth name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth (for example, name of hospital)
- Mother's full name when the child was born
- Mother's maiden (unmarried) name if she was married when the child was born
- Father's full name when the child was born, if father's details were included in the birth register
The cost for each non-urgent certificate is £11
The national target for issuing non-urgent certificates is fifteen working days from the date of request.
At this time the Registration Service is unable to process requests for non-urgent replacement birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.
Urgent copy certificate requests are £35.00 per copy and can be ordered by telephone with the Registration service on 01709 823542 option 2.
For each urgent certificate the cost is £35
Urgent certificate orders can be made Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm by phone. Certificates are produced on or before the next working day and are sent by first class post. If the certificate is to be collected an appointment to do so will be offered.