Order birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates

All requests for certificates need to be made using our online application system Order a certificate online


Certificates will be sent by 2nd class post to UK addresses.  If you choose the Priority Service they will be sent by 1st class post.

If you are living abroad and need to order a certificate, please use the Priority Service.

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 of a certificate for a marriage which took place in a church, please call one of our offices prior to making an application.



For full information on the cost of all certificates, please see our fees page.


How to apply

Please note that your certificate will be sent to you within 15 working days of receipt of your application.


You can order your certificates online using credit or debit cards.

Order certificate

By telephone

Please phone us between 9 am and 4.30 pm Monday to 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, please make cheques payable to Buckinghamshire Council
  • a self-addressed envelope with a stamp on
  • contact phone number for you
  • the information listed below, depending on the certificate that you require.

Priority service

If you use this service, we guarantee to produce your certificate within 24 hours.  You can choose to collect your certificate from the office or we can post it to you by first class post.  The fee for this service is shown on our fees page.

Information needed for ordering certificates
All the details below relate to the person or people whose certificate you want to obtain, please supply their:

Birth Death Marriage  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. If applying for a certificate for a woman who was married, the name of her husband
  1. Parties' full names
  2. Date of marriage
  3. Place of marriage
  4. Any surname used before this marriage 
  1. Parties' full names
  2. Date of Civil Partnership
  3. Place of ceremony
  4. Address(es) at time of ceremony


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