Find out how to order copies of birth, civil partnership, marriage and death certificates.

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1. Certificates you can order from us

We can supply certificates for births, marrages, civil partnerships and deaths that happened in Lambeth.

You can buy certificates for:

  • births that happened after 31 December 1994
  • marriage or civil partnerships that happend after 31 December 2011
  • deaths that happened after 31 December 1994

Earlier events

For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.

Events outside of Lambeth

If the birth, civil partnership, marriage or death happened outside of Lambeth, you must contact the local authority where it happened to buy copy certificates, or order certificates from GOV.UK.

2. Certificate and delivery charges

Certificate charges

We charge £11 for your first certificate, which includes our charge for searching certificate records.

Additional certificates cost £11 each. Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you.

Delivery charges

After you pay for your order, your certificate will usually be sent within 15 working days. There is currently a backlog of requests due to coronavirus (Covid-19), so your certificate might not arrive for 20-25 working days.

Delivery Charge
Royal Mail Signed For £3
Royal Mail Special Delivery £7
Royal Mail International Signed and Tracked £13

Refunds

To help us find your certificate, make sure you provide all the information we ask for. If we cannot find the certificate:

  • we will not refund the £11 you paid for the first certificate and record search
  • we will refund any delivery charges you paid
  • we will refund any charges you paid for additional certificates

3. Birth certificates

You can buy copies of certificates for births that happened after 31 December 1994. For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.

Information we need from you

To order certificates you must give us enough information to find the original birth record. We cannot give you a certificate if we cannot find the original record using the information you provide, or if we do not hold it.

To order a copy of someone's birth certificate, we need to know their:

  • full name at birth
  • date of birth
  • place of birth, for example the hospital or other address
  • mother's full name, including any family names
  • father's full name
  • date of birth

How to order

Certificates cost £11 each plus a delivery charge. You can buy multiple certificates at the same time and only pay one delivery charge.

Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you. You might want to consider purchasing several certificates, as you may need them for:

  • applying for child benefit
  • contact with HMRC
  • opening a bonds or savings account
  • nursery and schooling
  • applying for a passport

Call 020 7926 9420 to order certificates
Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

4. Marriage and civil partnership certificates

You can buy copies of certificates for marriages and civil partnerships that happened after 31 December 2011. For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.

Information we need from you

To order certificates you must give us enough information to find the original record. We cannot give you a certificate if we cannot find the original record using the information you provide, or if we do not hold it.

To order a copy of a marriage or civil partnership certificate, we need to know:

  • the date of the marriage or civil partnership
  • where the marriage or civil partnership happened, including the name of the building or church
  • the full names of both people, including any previous family names
  • mother's full name, including any family names before marriage
  • father's full name
  • date of birth

Church marriages

For church marriages, certificate copies are only available from the Register Office after the church has passed its marriage register to us. You may need to contact the church for a copy of the certificate if we do not have the latest marriage register. If you want to check if we have the latest register, contact the Register Office.

How to order

Certificates cost £11 each plus a delivery charge.

Call 020 7926 9420 to order certificates
Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

5. Death certificates

You can buy copies of certificates for deaths that happened after 31 December 1994. For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.

Information we need from you

To order certificates you must give us enough information to find the original record. We cannot give you a certificate if we cannot find the original record using the information you provide, or if we do not hold it.

To order a copy of a death certificate, we need to know:

  • the full name of the person named on the certificate, including any previous family names
  • the date of the death
  • the name and address of the place where the death happened

How to order

Certificates cost £11 each plus a delivery charge. You can buy multiple certificates at the same time and only pay one delivery charge.

Buying multiple certificates allows you to communicate with many organisations at the same time, without having to wait for your documents to be returned to you. You might want to consider purchasing several certificates, as you may need to provide one to:

  • insurance companies
  • banks and building societies
  • investment firms
  • pensions administrators
  • will executors or estate administrators
  • solicitors
  • utility companies
  • local authorities

Call 020 7926 9420 to order certificates
Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

6. Other certificates

Adoption certificates

We do not provide copies of adoption certificates, but these can be ordered from GOV.UK:

Citizenship and naturalisation certificates

We do not provide copies of naturalisation and citizenship certificates.

Find out how to replace or correct a naturalisation or citizenship certificate.

Gender recognition certificates

We do not provide copies of gender recognition certificates, but these can be ordered from the Gender Recognition Panel.

Find out how to apply for a gender recognition certificate.