Request a copy birth, marriage or death certificate

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 15 working days from the date of request.

The Registration Service recommends that applicants opt for Royal Mail’s ‘Signed For’ postage at a cost of £2 per order. Where customers opt for standard postage there is no additional charge.

If you require a certificate urgently there is a statutory fee of £35 payable and you will need to telephone the registration service on 01709 823542 to request this service.

If you have not received your certificate, please only contact the service if you have not received your certificates 20 working days after placing your order.