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Welcome to the General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service

The General Register Office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales. Local Register Offices also hold records of events registered in their area.

For recent events registered within the last 6 months (for marriages this period is extended to 18 months), applications for certificates should be made to the Register Office in the district where the birth, death or marriage took place.

Order a certificate online now.

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Website Maintenance

The website will be unavailable on Thursday 3rd November between 07:30 and 08:30 for essential maintenance to take place.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Email Verification for New and Existing Customers

From the 1st September 2016 we are asking all new and existing customers to validate their email address when they log onto the certificate online ordering service.

Existing Customers - when you log on you may be prompted to enter a verification code that will be sent to you in an email before you continue with your order.
This exercise will take place over the next few weeks so if you are not asked to validate your email address when you log on, please continue with your order.

New Customers - will receive an email with a verification code which will allow you to register and continue with your order.

For all customers, this process only needs to be completed once.

- What you will need -

  • One of the following valid credit or debit cards
    Mastercard  Visa Credit  Visa Debit  Visa Electron  Maestro
  • Full name and postal address
  • An e-mail address
  • Details of the registration event you are applying for - e.g. birth, death, marriage, civil partnership or adoption

If you are using the site for the first time you will need to complete the registration process. You will only need to go through this process the first time you use the system.

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