Obtaining a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil
We are only able to supply a copy of a birth, death, marriage or
civil partnership certificate if the event occurred within the
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on or after the 1 July
1837. Please remember that the Registration Service has been in
operation since 1837 and over the years the boundaries of the Royal
Borough have changed.
What may have been part of the district of Chelsea in 1849, may
now be located in the Hammersmith and Fulham or Westminster
districts and vice-versa.
When any boundary changes occurred, the relevant registers were
transferred to the new district. It may be worth noting that
although our staff will try their hardest to locate the entry, all
of our searches have to be done manually and we cannot always
guarantee to find the record you are looking for.
If the event occurred in London but not here in the Royal
Borough then you should check the contact details of all the
within the Greater London Area. If the event occurred elsewhere
in England or Wales then you will either need to apply directly to
the Register Office for that area or to the General Register
How to apply for a certificate
To apply for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership
certificate from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, see
for a certificate.
Registering births and deaths
We are only able to supply certificates for events that have
already been registered. If you wish to register a birth or death,
please refer to one of the following pages: