Birth, Death, Stillbirth, Adoption, Marriage and Civil Partnership Certificates

The local registration office can only issue certificates at the time of registering the event.

To obtain birth, death, stillbirth, adoption, marriage and civil partnership certificates after the event has been registered contact the General Register Office either

  • online at
  • by telephone  0300 200 7890 phoning from within the UK (+44 300 200 7890 from outside the UK)
  • completing an application form – which are available online or at your local registration office.

Commemorative certificates, for special occasions, are also available from the General Register Office