Certificates

The pages below relate to events that have already been registered. To register a birth or death, or book a marriage or civil partnership, please book an appointment. You can do this from the main Births, deaths, marriages and citizenship page.

Applying for a certificate

Information on the different ways to get certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.

Priority certificate service

Information on our priority service to get copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates quickly.

General search

You can make an appointment to search the indexes of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships at our Register Office

Order a certificate from the General Register Office on the GOV.UK website (external site)

If the event did not take place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea or we have been unable to locate the entry then the Registrar General holds all of the records for England and Wales from 1 July 1837 onwards.