Copy certificates

Copy certificates

You can order copies of birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates from the Register Office in the area where the event occurred.

If you need a copy certificate for a birth, death or marriage which has taken place in the last six months, or for a marriage which took place in a church, please call one of our offices prior to making an application.

A full birth certificate shows details of the parents and a short birth certificate does not show parents' details.  If you are applying for a passport, you will need a full birth certificate.

How to apply

Online

You can order your certificates online using credit or debit cards. Express certificates must be requested by 3pm Monday-Friday. Applications received after 3pm will be dealt with the following day. 

In person

Call into one of our offices between 9am and 4.30pm Monday-Friday. 

By telephone

Please phone us between 9am and 4.30pm Monday-Friday. 
Buckinghamshire Register Office (Aylesbury) - 01296 383005
Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office - 01494 475205

By post

Write to us and include:

  • Details of the type of certificate you need
  • Payment by cheque or postal order
  • Self addressed envelope with a stamp on
  • Contact phone number for you
  • The information listed below, depending on the copy certificate that you require.

We will post your certificate back to you within 7 working days of receipt of your application.

Express certificate service

For an additional fee, we guarantee to produce the certificate and post it to you by first class post on the same day, provided you contact us before 3pm. Express applications received after 3pm will be dealt with the following day.

Information needed for copy certificates
BirthDeathMarriage Civil Partnership
  1. Full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Place of birth
  4. Parents names including mother's previous name if applicable
  1. Full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Address
  4. Occupation
  5. Date of death
  6. Place of death
  7. Name of husband if a married woman 
  1. Full names
  2. Date of marriage
  3. Place of marriage
  4. Any surname used before this marriage 
  1. Full names
  2. Date of Civil Partnership
  3. Place of Ceremony
  4. Address at time of ceremony

Fees

Information on costs and fees

Addresses

Buckinghamshire Register Office, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1XF
Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office, 29 Windsor End, Beaconsfield HP9 2JJ