Birth certificates for East Sussex – order copies

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

Order online

To order a copy of a certificate fill out the Online Birth Certificate Order Form

Copies cost £10 each plus £2 for processing, postage and packaging. They are dispatched within five working days of receiving your request.

If you want your certificate urgently we have a priority, same day service for an additional £15 per order. (Orders received after 2pm will be processed on the next working day).

Payment should be made by credit or debit card and will be collected on our behalf by WorldPay. Once you have submitted your order you will automatically link through to the WorldPay website to add your card details. WorldPay is a secure website.

Once your payment has cleared you will be given an order reference. Please keep a note of this as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order. Contact the relevant register office if something goes wrong.

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If you were born outside East Sussex

Please visit the General Register Office website to find out how to order certificates online through them or other local offices.

If you are adopted.

We cannot issue copies of birth certificates for people who have been adopted. If you were adopted you can obtain copies of your birth certificate from the Adopted Children’s Register, General Register Office, Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH.