Order birth certificates

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

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

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

By Post
Service Level What’s included Total Price
Priority Service By Post Order processed within 24 hours Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Certificate sent via 1st class post on the next working day. £38.50
Statutory Service By Post Order processed within 15 working days. Certificate sent via 2nd class post on the 15th working day. £12.50
  • Posted certificates are subject to Royal Mail delivery times in addition to the stated time frame.
  • Your certificate(s) will be sent to the cardholder’s billing address.
To Collect
Service Level What is included Price
Priority Service to Collect Order processed within 24 hours Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Collect from any East Sussex Register Office after 2pm on the next working day. £38.50
Statutory Service to Collect Order processed within 15 working days. Collect from any East Sussex Register Office from the 15th working day. £12.50

If the birth was registered outside East Sussex

If you have a problem

  • Please keep your order reference as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order.
  • Email us at registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk or call us on 0345 60 80 198 if something goes wrong.
  • Your personal details are protected when using our online forms. Read our privacy statement and our privacy notice.
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