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Essential maintenance this weekend to our Council Tax & Housing Benefit system​Council Tax Account Balances and Housing Benefit information will be unavailable via MyNewham on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017. Customers may find certain online forms will not function during this time. 

Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 27 November 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Copy certificates

​You can apply for copies of official birth, marriage and death certificates from the Newham Register Office by applying online only. We do not accept applications in person at the office or by post. ​​​​

Before you apply

Information you need

Birth certificate

You must know 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.

Death certificate

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

Marriage certificate

You must know 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).

How much it costs

Each certificate costs £10. We charge extra for posting and the priority service.

Standard​ Priority service​
Second class post​ ​£10 certificate + £2 postage = £12 £10 certificate + £10 priority service fee + £2 postage = £22
​Recorded delivery £10 certificate + £3 postage = £13 £10 certificate + £10  priority service fee + £3 postage = £23
Walk-in collection £10 certificate = £10 £10 certificate + £10 priority service fee = £20
We are unable to offer any guarantees on the delivery of your certificate if you choose a Royal Mail delivery rather than the collection option. If it is lost in the post, you will need to re-apply and pay again.

Apply for a copy certificate 

Priority servic​e

To apply for a priority service which means the certificate will be issued on the same day, the application must be submitted before 11.30am (BST). You will need to pay an extra £10 fee for this service.
Any submitted same day service applications received after 11.30am (BST) will be processed on the next working day.

Standard Service

Applications received under our standard service will be processed within 10 working days.

Apply online


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