Birth Certificates

Do you need a replacement Birth Certificate?
We supply full/long form, unabridged certificates which are certified legal copies, suitable for official purposes.

Ordering is quick, easy and secure.

Birth Certificates are available to order from the following dates:

  • England & Wales from 1837
  • Scotland from 1855
  • Northern Ireland from 1864
  • Republic of Ireland from 1864

Is it an official unabridged Birth Certificate?

You will receive full or long form certificates which are certified legal copies, unabridged, suitable for official purposes.

Can this Birth Certificate be used for legal purposes?

Yes. All certificates are full/long form and are suitable for official purposes such as Passports, Visas, Driving Licences and Pre-work check.

What is on a Birth Certificate?

A full Birth Certificate normally contains the following:

  • When & where born
  • Name
  • Sex
  • Name & surname of father
  • Name, surname and maiden name of mother
  • Occupation of father
  • Signature, description and residence of informant
  • When registered
  • Signature of registrar
  • Name entered after registration

How long does it take?

Standard Service – Despatch within 10 working days
Rapid Service – Despatch within 5 working days
Priority Service – Despatch next working day

What is the price of a Birth Certificate? Is postage included?

The cost, which includes postage is as follows:
Standard Service – £25 excl VAT
Rapid Service – £40 excl VAT
Priority Service – £60 excl VAT

What postage options do you offer?

We offer 1st Class Postage, Signed For Service, International Tracked Service and Worldwide Courier Service for all our services.

Can I get a scanned copy of my Birth Certificate?

Yes, we offer a scan and send service, you can add this to your Birth Certificate order.

Can I order without knowing the full details of the birth?

Yes, if you do not know all the details for your Birth Certificate, this is not a problem. We will do our best with the information you have to locate the record and will confirm the details with you if we are unsure.

Can I amend my order?

Yes, you are able to amend or cancel your order as long as your order has not already been processed.

Can I order an Adoption Certificate?

Yes, please complete the Birth Certificate order form with the names of the child and parents at the time of the adoption.

Can I obtain a Birth Certificate where the birth was registered overseas?

If the event was registered with a British overseas authority, then we should be able to obtain it.

I require an Apostille on the Birth Certificate, can you help?

Yes. If you require an Apostille on a Birth certificate you can simply add this to your Birth certificate order. An Apostille ensures your documents are recognised worldwide by all members of the Hague Convention.

Who are UK Document Services?

We are an independent organisation who offer an online service for ordering Birth Certificates. Birth Certificates are ordered from the General Register Office (GRO) and are not affiliated with the GRO, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) or any government body.

Worldwide Postage Options – 1st Class Postage, Signed For, International Tracked  & Worldwide Courier

UK Freephone Number – 0800 677 1171 (free to call from within the UK)

We Despatch Globally – We can help customers from the UK, Europe and Worldwide locations

Scan & Send Available – We offer a scan and send service

Amend Your Order – You have the ability to amend and/or cancel your order if it has not already been processed

Payment Options – We accept payments using Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, UnionPay and PayPal

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