Due to the Covid-19 Emergency, processing of applications for certificates received in the General Register Office will be delayed due to staff re-deployment to more urgent duties within the department.
If your application is extremely urgent we will do our best accommodate you. You can contact us as per the contact details on this page.
Please be assured that your application will be processed as soon as we are in a position to do so.
Apply for certificates
Certificates of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership can be obtained from the General Register Office or from your local civil register offices.
You can find a list of local civil register offices here.
It is only possible to order from the GRO via the email application form below. The older form which requested credit card details is no longer valid and cannot be processed by GRO due to issues surrounding customer data and financial protection issues.
Any applications on the older form will be returned to the customer, and will not be processed.
GRO regret any inconvenience this may cause, but in the interest of best practice dealing with sensitive customer financial information, it will only be possible to pay via the online link which will be securely emailed to you on foot of your order.
Multilingual Standard Forms (MSF) can be obtained when ordering certificates from the General Register Office only, and can be used when presenting certificates to authorities in an EU member state. MSFs should accompany certificates to avoid translation requirements.
Ordering by Email
Applications for certificates of birth, death, marriage, adoption and civil partnership can be downloaded here.
Application for certificate of Birth/Death/Marriage/Adoption/Civil Partnership (by Email)
This is the application form for ordering a birth, death or marriage certificate by email