Same day certificate service

The Kensington and Chelsea Register Office offers a same day service for priority and urgent applications for copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates. Once payment for any certificates and this additional fee has been taken (either by telephone or in person), the certificates will be available for collection within 30 minutes, subject to the following criteria:

The same day service is only available as follows: Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm and Saturdays 9am - 3pm.

The fee for this enhanced service is payable at the time of ordering and includes one copy of the certificate. If more than one certificate from a single entry is required, there will be an additional charge of £7.00/£10.00 per certificate. However if multiple certificates are required from different registers, the same day service fee will apply to each application surrendered.

Same Day Certificate Service Fee
Same day service fee (for a certificate from a register currently in use*) This fee incorporates a priority fee of £15.00 and one copy of the certificate at £7.00. If you require more than one certificate from the same entry then any additional certificates will be charged at £7.00 extra per certificate. These certificates will be made available for you to collect within 30 minutes of making payment.

£22.00

Same day service fee (for a certificate from a vault deposited register**) This fee incorporates a priority fee of £15.00 and one copy of the certificate at £10.00. If you require more than one certificate from the same entry then any additional certificates will be charged at £10.00 extra per certificate. These certificates will be made available for you to collect within 30 minutes of making payment. £25.00

This enhanced service can be particularly useful if you are in urgent need of a copy birth certificate for official purposes such as a passport application or job interview. Further information is available from the Register Office on 020 7361 4100.

This service is not applicable at the time of initial registration of a birth, death, marriage, etc. as certificates will be available directly from the Registrar at this time.

* As a rule of thumb only the most recent events are recorded in registers that are currently in use. **All other events will be recorded in registers that have been completed and deposited (archived) in the vaults. If you are in doubt as to which fee will apply to your application then please feel free to contact this office and a member of staff will be happy to advise you.