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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 birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership and death registrations for England and Wales. This service allows you to search our historical birth and death indexes and order copies of registrations in a variety of formats including certificates and PDFs via the government's own official website.
Local Register Offices also hold records of events registered in their area. For events other than adoptions that were 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.
To use this service you will need:
  • An e-mail address
  • Full name and postal address
  • Details of the registration you are applying for - e.g. birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership or death

  • One of the following valid credit or debit cards if placing an order (searching our online indexes is free)
      Mastercard  Visa Credit  Visa Debit  Visa Electron  Maestro

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Service Updates


Due to Covid-19, certificate orders will not be completed within the published timescales

In line with public health guidance, the General Register Office is operating with reduced staffing to comply with social distancing guidance. We remain committed to processing orders as fast as we can, however we will be unable to confirm when your order will be completed. If your order is not urgent, please apply at a later date so we can help those who need our services the most.

For priority orders using Royal Mail Special Delivery or DHL Delivery, please check their websites for current delivery information.

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If you are using the site for the first time you will need to complete the registration process:
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Please Note: If you registered previously but have not logged in during the past two years your account will have been removed from our system and you should register again using the links above.

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