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​Council Tax Account Balances and Housing Benefit information via MyNewham will not be available from Saturday 22 to Monday 24 February 2020, this is due to an upgrade being carried out.
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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.

Please note that this service will not be available after 24 December 2019 until 2 January 2020. Any certificates ordered during this period will start to be dealt with from 2 January 2020 onwards. Certificates ordered under the priority services will be issued on 2 January. Certificates ordered under the 15 working day standard service will not start to be issued until 23 January 2020.

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

From 16 February 2019 the certificate fees are changing. All certificates will cost £11. Free short certificates are no longer issued. Note, we do not accept cash. You must pay using your credit or debit card.​​

Each certificate costs £11. We charge extra for posting and the priority service.

Standard​ Priority service​
Certificate fees
Certificate Service Type​
The certificate will be issued within 15 working days of receiving the order and can either be collected in​ person at East Ham Town Hall main reception or posted by 2nd class post.
​The certificate will be issued within 24 hours of receiving the order and can be either collected in person at East Ham Town Hall main reception or will be posted by 1st class post.
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.

We also offer a recorded delivery option if you wish to have your certificate posted and signed for on delivery. This is for an extra £3.00 fee. However please be aware that this may slow down the delivery of your certificate as it must go through to our post room which may mean it will be held until the next postal collection.

The Royal Mail Recorded Delivery service does not mean the item will be tracked from the time it leaves us,  it will only prove delivery of the item and their tracking system will only be updated once the certificate has been signed for on delivery.​

Apply for a copy certificate 

Apply online and receive by post or collect

Priority servic​e

To apply for a priority service which means the certificate will be issued on the same working day, the application must be received by us before 11.30am (BST). You will need to pay a total fee of £35.00 per certificate 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 15 working days.​

Apply online


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