Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate
buy birth adoption death marriage/You need to register on the General Register Office (GRO) website to get a copy of a birth, adoption, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate in England and Wales.
You can use this service to research your family tree.
Order with the GRO index reference number.
It takes around 10 minutes and you’ll need a debit or credit card.
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There’s a different process for getting certificates in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Certificates cost £700 and are sent 4 days after you apply.
If you do not have a GRO index reference number, you’ll have to pay £300 extra for each search. Certificates are sent 15 working days after you apply.
If you need the certificate sooner, you can use the priority service for £1000. It’ll be sent the next working day if you order by 4pm. buy birth adoption death marriage
Extra copies are the same price .
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General Register Office (GRO) website to get a copy of a birth, adoption, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate in England
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