Newham

Copy certificates

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

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, or £7 if the event was registered less than a month ago. We also charge for postage and a same day service.

Standard​ Same day​
First class post​ ​£10 certificate + £2 postage = £12 £10 certificate + £10 same day service fee = £20
​Recorded delivery £10 certificate + £3 postage = £13 £10 certificate + £10 same day service fee + £3 postage = £23
Walk-in collection £10 certificate = £10 £10 certificate + £10 same day service fee = £20

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 and pay again.

Apply for a copy certificate 

Same day service

If you apply for a certificate before 3.30pm you can ask us to issue the certificate on the same day. You will need to pay an extra £10 fee for this service.

Apply online

Fill in the relevant form:

We will then call you to take your payment. Make sure you have a credit or debit card to hand.

If you apply before 3.30pm (Monday to Friday) we will call you on the same day. If you call after 3.30pm we will call you the next working day.
 
We will issue your certificate within 10 working days unless you choose our same day service.

Apply by post

Print off and fill in the relevant form:
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).

We will issue your certificate within 10 working days
 

Apply in person

We will issue your certificate within 10 working days unless you choose our same day service.
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Contact us

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

    020 8430 2000