Lambeth register office are able to provide you with birth certificates dating from 1940 to the present day.

We are currently unable to take online applications for certificates. Please download and complete the form below and return it to the Lambeth Register Office. You can apply by post or in person.

Alternatively, you can apply for a copy of a birth certificate online from the General Register Office. Please note that the General Register Office cannot issue certificates for births dating from 2016 to the present day.

Making an application

Download and complete the form below to apply for a birth certificate from the Lambeth Register Office.

By post

Write to us, or download and fill out the form below. Send your application with the appropriate fee, as shown further down the page. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to London Borough of Lambeth and posted to: Lambeth Registrars, PO Box 764, Winchester, SO23 5EA

This is for both standard and priority services.

In person

You can submit your application in person at Lambeth Register Office. This service is available from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Payment can be made by debit/credit card only and will be taken when you drop off your application.

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What you need to know...

A full birth certificate contains all the information recorded in the original birth register, including the mother and father's details (where recorded). This certificate is required for official purposes such as passport and driving licence applications, and for many insurance, employment, pension and salary requirements. Birth certificates are not evidence of identity.

If a person was adopted, the original birth certificate can no longer be used for official use, such as a passport application. To obtain the legal birth/adoption record contact the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837.

Costs for this service

Please do not arrive to collect your certificate before the due date as the certificate will not be ready for you to pick up.

Standard service

We will search our records and dispatch your certificate within 15 working days of receiving your order, Monday to Friday.

Delivery method Cost
Post 'Royal Mail Signed For' to a UK address £14
Post 'Royal Mail Special Delivery' to a UK address £18
Post 'Royal Mail International Signed and Tracked' to any address outside of the UK £19
Collect from Lambeth Register Office £11

Gold service

We will search our records and dispatch your certificate within three working days of receiving your order, Monday to Friday.

Delivery method Cost
Post 'Royal Mail Signed For' to a UK address £36
Post 'Royal Mail Special Delivery' to a UK address £41
Post 'Royal Mail International Signed and Tracked' to any address outside of the UK £42
Collect from Lambeth Register Office £34

Platinum service

If the record you are ordering is from 2000 onwards you are able to use this service.

We will search our records and dispatch your certificate within two hours of receiving your order, Monday to Friday.

Delivery method Cost
Post 'Royal Mail Signed For' to a UK address £50
Post 'Royal Mail Special Delivery' to a UK address £54
Post 'Royal Mail International Signed and Tracked' to any address outside of the UK £55
Collect from Lambeth Register Office £47

Cost of additional copies

If you order more than one copy of an individual register entry, the additional copies will be charged at £11 per copy.

Please note that if you do not send the correct amount with your certificate application, we will be unable to process your order which will result in a delay in you receiving your certificate.

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 £11 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 £11 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 £11 fee for any extra copies of the certificate you may have ordered.

  • If we can't issue the certificate we would recommend 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. More information can be found on their website below.