Order a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Use this service to order:

  • birth certificates
  • death certificates
  • civil marriage or civil partnership certificates

These are fully certified copies which are suitable for most official purposes.

If you're researching your family tree, you can order historical registration certificates.

Certificates cost £11 and are sent via 2nd class post. There is a priority service available if you need it sooner.

Order online

Order your certificates online using a credit or debit card.

If the registration took place outside of Buckinghamshire, you should contact the register office in the local authority it took place.

Use our overseas service if you need to order a certificate if you're living abroad.

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We'll dispatch your certificates within 15 working days of receiving your application.

If you need a copy of a certificate urgently, you can order a certificate using our priority service. This costs £35 and certificates are sent within 24 hours via first class post. You can also collect priority certificates from our offices.

Other ways of ordering

By telephone

To order a copy of a certificate by telephone, call the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

By post

To order by post, write to your local register office and include:

  • details of the type of certificate you need
  • payment by cheque made payable to Buckinghamshire Council
  • contact phone number for you
  • the specific information needed for each certificate

Help ordering a certificate

For support or advice about ordering certificates, contact the registration service team.