Official information on births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths in England and Wales
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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, PDFs and Multilingual Standard Forms 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)
This service does not support the use of the browser BACK button, please only use links and button options to navigate the site.
Welcome to the new look website for The General Registrar Office which was updated on 12th September 2019.
We would like to reassure you that the products and services we currently provide remain unchanged .