You can order certificates from the General Register Office (GRO). GRO holds records for all births, deaths and marriages that have been registered in England and Wales from 1837.
This guide tells you:
- what certificates are available
- how much they cost
- how long it takes to get a certificate
- information about short and full certificates
- how to order and pay
- how to use certificates overseas
The guide is available in English and Welsh.
You can order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate online or fill in GRO certificate application forms to apply by post.