You can buy copies of certificates for births that happened after 31 December 1994. For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.
Information that we need from you
To order certificates you must give us enough information to find the original birth record. We cannot give you a certificate if we cannot find the original record using the information you provide, or if we do not hold it.
To order a copy of someone's birth certificate, we need to know their:
- full name at birth
- date of birth
- place of birth, for example, the hospital or other address
- mother's full name, including any family names
- father's full name.
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.
Purchase of 4 or more birth certificates will receive a free baby gift while supplies last.
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 them for:
- applying for child benefit
- contact with HMRC
- opening a bonds or savings account
- nursery and schooling
- applying for a passport.
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.
Purchase of 4 or more birth certificates will receive a free baby gift.
Please specify which gift you would like to receive during the checkout process when ordering your certificates:
- 4 birth certificates - free bodysuit or bib
- 5 or more birth certificates - free comforter
Free gifts are dependent on available stock at the time of purchase and while supplies last.
Gifts can be collected during your birth registration appointment or sent to you by post.
After you pay for your order, your certificate will usually be sent within 15 working days.
Please note: Due to the high demand on our services there will be a delay in obtaining your copy certificate. We will aim to have your order posted out within 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 the information that we ask for. If we cannot find the certificate:
- we will not refund the £11 you paid for the first certificate and record search
- we will refund any delivery charges you paid
- we will refund any charges you paid for additional certificates.
Free baby gifts cannot be exchanged or refunded.