Order birth certificates

You can buy copies of birth certificates for births registered in East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove.

Certificates are only available after the birth has been registered by a qualified informant.

Book an appointment to register a birth

If your certificate order is urgent, we recommend using our ‘Next Day Service’ as detailed below.

Order certificates

Service Level What’s included? Total Price
Statutory Service

Order processed within 15 working days

Certificate sent via 2nd class post on the 15th working day*

Next Day Service

Order processed within 24 hours Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays)

Certificate sent via 1st class post on the next working day*


*Posted certificates are subject to Royal Mail delivery times in addition to the stated time frame.

If the birth was registered outside East Sussex

If you have a problem

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