General Register Office certificate application forms

Guidance notes and application forms for birth, adoption, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates.

Applies to England and Wales


Birth certificate application form

Death certificate application form

Civil partnership certificate application form

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Guidance notes and forms to order a birth, adoption, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate registered in England and Wales as well as events recorded overseas.

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Published 15 October 2012
Last updated 8 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated 2.1 on marriage certificates section and added accessible version of application guidance.

  2. Updated the adoption certificate application form.

  3. Adoption certificate application form updated to show new email address for General Register Office.

  4. New adoption certificate application form uploaded.

  5. Replaced all the documents with new versions.

  6. Updated the guidance notes document.

  7. First published.