Information that we need from you
To order certificates, you must give us enough information to find the original record. We cannot give you a certificate if we cannot find the original record using the information that you provide, or if we do not hold it.
To order a copy of a death certificate, we need to know:
- the full name of the person named on the certificate, including any previous family names
- the date of the death
- the name and address of the place where the death happened.
How to order
Certificates cost £11 each plus a delivery charge. You can buy multiple certificates at the same time and only pay one delivery charge.
Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you. You might want to consider purchasing several certificates, as you may need to provide one to:
- insurance companies
- banks and building societies
- investment firms
- pensions administrators
- will executors or estate administrators
- utility companies
- local authorities.
Call 020 7926 9420 to order certificates.
Available Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm.
We charge £11 for your first certificate, which includes our charge for searching certificate records.
Additional certificates cost £11 each. Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you.
After you pay for your order, your certificate will usually be sent within 15 working days. There is currently a backlog of requests due to coronavirus (COVID-19), so your certificate might not arrive for 20-25 working days.
|Royal Mail Signed For||£3|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery||£7|
|Royal Mail International Signed and Tracked||£13|
To help us find your certificate, make sure that you provide all of the information that we ask for. If we cannot find the certificate:
- we will not refund the £11 that you paid for the first certificate and record search
- we will refund any delivery charges that you paid
- we will refund any charges that you paid for additional certificates.