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Certificates of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership

Birmingham Register Office can only supply certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that took place in Birmingham Registration district.
This page provides application and pricing information regarding birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates


If you require a certificate for an event registered recently in Birmingham, please contact us for further advice as the procedure is slightly different until the register has been completely filled.

You can email us at register.office@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone us on 0121 675 1000.

For certificates for Family History and Genealogy please see our Genealogy Page

For details of the areas covered by Birmingham Registration District historically, please see our web page Birmingham Registration Districts

If you need to locate another district visit the General Register Office web site

To apply for a certificate from Marston Green or Solihull, please contact Solihull Register Office.To apply for a certificate for West Bromwich, Smethwick, Oldbury or Bearwood please contact Sandwell Register Office.

Certificates from Birmingham general information

The standard fee for a certificate is £10.

There are three ways you can apply to us:-

1. Apply using our secure Online Certificate Application Form

There is a £5 processing fee for each application, irrespective of the number of certificates requested. This fee is not refunded if we can not find the correct entry for your certificate.

Please note that if the certificate fee is less than the £10 charged, a refund will be made to you.

2. Apply in person at our Birmingham Office - call in between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm Monday to Friday. You will be asked to fill in an application form with the information detailed below.

Certificates will be issued within 10 working days by post or 3 working days for collection at the office. If you require your certificate sooner you will need to use our priority same day service.

You need to wait at least 15 days from the date of application before contacting us if your certificate has not arrived by post.

Priority same day service for customers calling in at Birmingham Register Office

For an additional £30 (£40 in total) your certificate will be issued on the same day you apply.

To use the Priority Service visit our Holliday Street Office between 9.00 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.

The £30 priority fee is non refundable if we can not find the correct entry for your certificate.

3. Apply by post - you can use an application form (found at the end of this page) or include the required information in a letter. If paying by cheque or postal order please make it payable to Superintendent Registrar and include a stamped addressed envelope.

If paying by credit or debit card please include:

  • The card number
  • Issue and expiry dates
  • Issue number if given
  • Cardholders full name and address
  • The last three numbers from the back of the card
  • Authorisation for us to charge the card for the cost of the certificate and postage.

Please note we can not accept American Express, Diners Club or Electron cards.

If you are applying for more than one certificate you only need to fill in your card details once, authorising us to take payment for all the requested certificates and postage.

Send to:- Birmingham Register Office
Holliday Wharf
Holliday Street
B1 1TJ

We can not take any applications over the telephone or by email.

For enquiries only please telephone 0121 675 1000

Information for specific certificates

Birth certificates

Marriage Certificates

Civil Partnership Certificates

Death certificates

Other information

Online Certificate Application Form

Register Office Genealogy

Birmingham Registration Districts

General Search

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Birth, marriage and death certificate application documents