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Copy certificates

Order a copy certificate for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that took place in Barking and Dagenham.

Certificate cost

Certificates cost £11 each and are processed within 5 business days (plus postage time). If you need the certificate urgently, our priority service costs £35 per certificate. Orders are processed the next business day.

Postage cost 

  • Signed For First Class, £2.50 per order
  • Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, £7 per order
  • Collect in person, free

Birth certificates for babies born at Queens Hospital in Romford

If you want to order a birth certificate for a child that was born more than 6 months ago at Queens Hospital in Romford, you must apply to Havering Council

Order your certificate(s)

If you order certificates using My Account, you'll be able to view the progress of your order. My Account allows you to manage your council services at any time. If you don’t have one, you can create a My Account.

When you can expect your certificate

Standard service

Collection for free from the Register Office:

  • orders placed before 1pm on a business day can be collected in 5 business days
  • orders placed after 1pm on a business day can be collected in 6 business days

Royal Mail delivery:

  • orders placed before 1pm on a business day will be dispatched within 5 business days
  • orders placed after 1pm on a business day will be dispatched within 6 business days

Priority service

Collection for free from the Register Office:

  • orders placed before 1pm on a business day can be collected after 10.30am the next business day
  • orders placed after 1pm on a business day can be collected after 10.30am in 2 business days

Royal Mail delivery:

  • orders placed before 1pm on a business day will be dispatched the next business day
  • orders placed after 1pm on a business day will be dispatched in 2 business days.

 

Information we need from you

To issue a copy of a certificate, we need to know:

  • the type of certificate you are seeking (birth, marriage, civil partnership or death)
  • the name(s) the certificate applies to
  • the date of the event
  • the place of the event
  • for a birth, we need to know the parents' names
  • any other relevant information that may help us locate the certificate

 

Help making your order

All our libraries have computers with internet access and staff may be able to help you complete your order.

Adoption certificates

We can't provide copies of adoption certificates, but these can be ordered from the General Register Office

Events before 1 July 1837

If you require a copy certificate for an event which took place before 1 July 1837, information can be found at The National Archives.

Events outside the borough

If you require a certificate for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that did not take place in Barking and Dagenham, you must contact the local authority in which the event occurred or apply for a certificate at GOV.UK.

If you are outside the UK

We can’t provide certificate copies to anyone outside the UK. You may be able to order certificates from the General Register Office.