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.
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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Contact the General Register Office for help ordering a certificate or questions about an order.
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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