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Order a copy certificate

For births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered in Westminster, certificates for the following years only can be ordered from us online:

  • birth certificates for 1920 onwards
  • death certificates for 1970 onwards
  • marriage certificates for 1945 onwards
  • civil partnership certificates from 2005 onwards

Please do not place an order for records before these dates. See Location of Westminster Registration records for more information on how to order.

1. Guide to ordering

 Please check these guidelines before placing your order:

  1. Priority delivery orders will be dispatched from our office within one working day of receiving the order. International delivery orders and First class signed for orders will be dispatched from our office within 7 working days of receiving the order. Please note that on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month the Westminster Registration Service is closed. Subsequently any priority service orders received on or after 10am on the first Tuesday of each month will not be picked up and processed until the following business day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
  2. Don't provide reference numbers from General Register Office indexes, Ancestry.co.uk, findmypast.com or similar websites as they don't relate to Westminster registers.
  3. You must provide the details of the person on the certificate.
  4. Newborn babies must be registered in person at the register office before copy certificates can be ordered online.
  5. Adoption certificates must be ordered directly from the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837.
  6. If you're unsure whether the event took place in Westminster, order your certificate from the General Register Office who hold all the records for England and Wales.

2. Fees

Certificate fee

Certificates cost £11 each.

If you need the certificate urgently, we offer a priority dispatch service for an extra £24.

Postage fee

  • Priority delivery - £34 (including priority issue)
  • International delivery - £10
  • 1st class signed for (UK only) - £5

3. Order a certificate

Please follow this link to place an order.

Last updated: 24 August 2020