Order a copy of a certificate
We need to be able to find the original registration before we can make a copy. Make sure you are able give us the relevant information.
You can order a copy of:
- birth certificates
- death certificates
- marriage or civil partnership certificates
Due to current high volumes it can take up to 10 working days to process your order and post it to you.
There is a different process for ordering adoption, citizenship, naturalisation and gender recognition certificates.
How much it costs
Certificates cost £11 each, plus £3 (recorded delivery of up to 5 certificates).
If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place outside of Croydon
You must contact the local authority in which the event occurred or apply for a certificate – GOV.UK.
If you are applying from outside Britain
You can only order from the General Register Office – GOV.UK
If the event took place before 1 July 1837
Information on how to get a certificate can be found at The National Archive – nationalarchives.gov.uk