What do I do if I have lost my birth certificate?

One of the most common reasons for requiring a replacement birth certificate is that the original certificate has been mislaid or lost.  You can order a replacement copy online.


We are able to supply a replacement birth certificate which is a fully certified copy. It is suitable for all official purposes.


At the time of the registration of birth, the Registrar will provide the parents with a birth certificate, however over the years this certificate can be misplaced or lost.  Detailed on a birth certificate it states, “A certificate is not evidence of identity”. This means if a birth certificate is presented on its own, it does not prove you are the person on the birth certificate, therefore a lost certificate does not need to be reported to any authority as missing or lost.


A handful of reasons for obtaining a certificate include applying for an academic course, applying for a driver’s license or a passport or an application for marriage.


Should you require a full birth certificate, because it may have been lost or stolen, then UK Document Services can help you. The most effective way to get the ball rolling on this, is for you to order online. Simply complete all the relevant fields on the order form and the order will be processed accordingly.


To find out more about our replacement birth certificate service, click here.

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