Order birth certificates

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Certificates posted after 20 December may not arrive until after 5 January.

If you require your certificates earlier, please arrange to collect them in person. 

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.

Birth 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* £11
Priority 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* £35

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

If the birth was registered outside East Sussex

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