Newham

Copy certificates

​You can buy copies of official birth, marriage and death certificates from the Newham Register Office.

Cost of a copy certificate 

All certificates cost £10. Depending on how you choose to apply for the certificate, you may have to pay an extra fee.

Apply for a copy certificate 

Apply by post

Print off the relevant form:
and send it with your payment to the Newham Register Office. You can pay by cheque or postal order (made payable to London Borough of Newham).

To cover postage, you must also include one of three options:
  • an extra £1 - if you would like us to use standard Royal Mail delivery
  • an extra £2 - if you would like us to use recorded Royal Mail delivery
  • a stamped self-addressed envelope.
We can't guarantee that you will receive your certificate if you choose a standard Royal Mail delivery. If it is lost in the post, you will need to re-apply with a new cheque or postal order.
 
You can collect your certificate after two working days.
 

Same-day service

If you apply for a certificate before 3.30pm we can issue you a certificate on the same day - usually within an hour. You will need to pay an extra £5 fee for this service.
 
If you would like us to send the certificate to you, you must pay an extra £1 to cover postage.
 
 

Apply by phone

You can apply and pay for a certificate over the phone using a credit or debit card.

As long as you phone us before 3.30pm we will issue the certificate on the same day. You will need to pay an extra £5 fee for this service.

To save time, you should fill in one of our online forms before you phone us:
 
 

Identification to get a copy certificate

You do not need to provide any identification when you apply for a copy certificate. 
 

Information we need to issue a copy certificate

Births

You must tell us the:
  • name and surname (and any other names used) at the time of birth
  • date and place of birth
  • parents' full names
  • mother's maiden surname.

Deaths

You must tell us the:
  • name and surname (and any other names used) at the time of death
  • date and place of death.

Marriages

You must tell us the:
  • name and surname (and any other names used) at the time of marriage
  • maiden surname of the bride
  • date of marriage
  • name of place of marriage (register office, church).
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Contact us

  • Newham Registration Service
    London Borough of Newham,
    207 Plashet Grove
    East Ham
    London
    E6 1BT

    020 8430 2000

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