Applying for certificates for births or deaths within the last 50 years

Birth certificates

If you are applying for a certificate for a birth which occurred within the last 50 years, you should supply all of the following information;

  • Surname at birth
  • Forename(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father’s surname (if stated on the entry)
  • Father’s forenames (if stated on the entry)
  • Mother’s forename(s)
  • Mother’s maiden surname

If you cannot supply this information, you may be asked to provide an explanation for the gaps in the information provided, and your certificate application may be rejected and refunded.

Order a birth certificate

Call 0345 60 80 198 for advice.

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