Request copies of birth certificates. We can also help if you want to trace a birth registered in Lambeth from 1940 to the present day.

If the certificate you are looking for was registered before 1940 then contact the General Register Office.

Do it online

Who can use this service

Anyone can use this service. We only hold information on births registered in Lambeth.

Records held at Lambeth register office are specific to this office and do not relate to the General Register Office indexes found on the internet or on microfiche copies held by many public bodies. Applications quoting the GRO reference will be returned unsearched.

Undertaking a search without the exact details can take some time to locate, even if the birth took place in Lambeth.

If you do not have exact details of the birth, we suggest that you contact The General Register Office (GRO), where the records are held of births, marriages and deaths registered in England and Wales since 1 July 1837.

Costs for this service

Certificate issued:

  • At the time of registration: £4
  • If applying within two months of registration: £7
  • Archived certificates: £10

Options for payment are cash, cheque and all major debit and credit cards except American Express.

Standard Service - Our standard service time is 15 working days. You can apply online for our Standard Service.

Gold Service - If you require your certificates more quickly, you can get them in 3 working days by applying in person at the Register Office at a cost of £20 on top of the cost of the certificates.

Platinum Service - If the registration happened within the last 12 months, you can also apply in person at the Register Office for our while-you-wait service which costs an extra £30 on top of the cost for certificates.

Next Steps

If we can't issue a certificate

We won't be able to issue a copy certificate if we don't hold the record you're looking for or can't trace it from the information you provide.

Please try to provide as much information as possible so that we can try to locate your record.

The initial £10 charge for this service is to locate the certificate. This fee is redeemable against the certificate if it is found. If we are unable to find your certificate you will not receive a refund for the £10 as this covers the cost of our search. We will however refund any express payments, postage, and any additional payments you have made on top of the initial £10 fee for any extra copies of the certificate you may have ordered. If the certificate you are requesting was registered within the past two months, the charge is £7 as we hold these records on site.

If possible, we will let you know which Register Office does hold your record.