Applying for a certificate

Information on how to apply for birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.

Applying for a certificate

You can apply to get a certified copy of a certificate if a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership occurred within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea:

Apply online to order a copy certificate

Please note that severe disruption to the postal service due to the pandemic is causing significant delays to the delivery of certificates.

Our service standards

  • Delivery times depend on the postal option you choose. Please see the table below.


Postage Option Total Cost Method of Posting Estimated Arrival
Arrives in 3 days £40 Royal Mail Special Delivery Three working days after you order
Collection £35 You collect in person Available to collect the next working day after you order
Standard Post £13 Royal Mail Signed For Within 15 days of your order
International Orders £38 Airmail Despatched within one working day. Allow up to four weeks for delivery. Delivery times will vary and depend on the postal service of the delivery country.

If we cannot provide your certificate

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.

You can order a certificate from the General Register Office on the GOV.UK website.

Last updated: 12 April 2022