Order a copy of a certificate

Copies of birth, death, marriage, or civil partnership certificates can be ordered online.

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.

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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