Obtaining a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

When we can supply you with a certificate

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 Register Offices 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 Office.

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 Applying 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: