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Birth Certificates

How to obtain Replacement Birth Certificate

Obtain UK Replacement Birth Certificate online from our website and get 100% peace of mind that your request will be handled by a team of highly trained individuals with utmost professionalism.


What is a Birth Certificate and how to Order UK replacement birth certificates?

A Birth Certificate is an important legal document which records the birth of a child. The Birth Certificate includes a wide range of information:

Full / Long UK replacement Birth Certificates show:

         Registration district, sub-district and county
         Full name of person born
         Date of birth - please note this does not usually include the time of birth
         Place of birth
         Father's full name, if named
         Mother's full name
         Mother's maiden name (and any other previous names)
         Father's Occupation, if named
         Signature, description and residence of informant
         Date the birth was registered
         Signature of registrar
         Date the certificate was produced

Any Birth Certificate within England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland,  Republic of Ireland, States of Guernsey, Sates of Jersey and the Isles of Man can be can be re-issued. In addition, any births registered overseas but registered with the appropriate United Kingdom authority within the country of birth, can also be re-issued. These include Armed Forces, Consular, High Commission and Embassy registrations. Please bear in mind that birth registration with the British authorities is not compulsory when overseas, and a duplicate certificate can only be issued if the Birth certificate has been deposited with either the Embassy or Consulate within the country of Birth, or at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the United Kingdom. The certificates are produced by an official Registration Office and can be validated at any time. Where British Nationals are born abroad, UK GRO Certificates Online can supply copies of certificates relating to any United Kingdom births abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, and with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those births that have actually been registered with the United Kingdom authorities. Under United Kingdom law, Birth Certificates are categorised as Public Records. This means any person can apply for a copy of any certificate as they are within the public domain (the request must include key information regarding the birth).


Birth Certificates (Adopted Child)

If a child has subsequently been adopted, the Birth Certificate can only be obtained if the original birth name is known. We cannot issue a Birth Certificate under an adopted name, unless the adopted name is the same name as the birth name. In these cases, you should apply for an Adoption Certificate (please refer to the main menu at the top of any page). The birth certificate of an adopted person will be notated to indicate the Birth Certificate is expired due to supersession of adoption. Therefore, it will rarely be needed for any official purpose, with the Adoption Certificate replacing the birth certificate for official purposes.

What are the uses of a Birth Certificate?

Full / long Birth Certificates can be used when applying for a first British Passport, driving licence, job application or providing proof of age when claiming a pension. We at UK GRO Certificates Online only provide full / long versions of Birth Certificates. These replacement documents are certified for use for all legal purposes, including passport applications and identification for employment.  Birth Certificates also offer a vital tool to family history researchers and genealogists and and an important part in the jigsaw of discovering new ancestors.

How to order replacement Birth Certificates online?

Many people often have difficulty in locating the original Birth Certificate as it is often in the region of 20 years lapsing before it is needed. However, we at UK GRO Certificates Online offer a service to provide this whenever one is in need. We make this process simple and fluid to get a replacement copy of a Government issued official certificate online. UK GRO Certificates Online is a secure, convenient and professional way to order Government issued certificates.  Please select an option from the below to make an application.