Order a copy of a birth certificate
We can only provide certificates for births that were registered in Birmingham (for example, Marston Green is in Solihull so we can't provide copies of certificates). You can check which Register Office to apply to on GOV.uk's website. For birth certificates of a person born in Birmingham and then legally adopted you will need to apply to the Adopted Children’s Register at the General Register Office.
Certificates cost £11 each; you can ask for copies of several different certificates as part of the same order. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.
A full birth certificate shows all the information contained in the birth record, including parents details and is the type most often required.
To order a certificate you will need to know:
- The person’s full name at birth
- The date of birth
- The place of birth
- The parents full name(s), including mother’s maiden name
When you order a certificate online we'll send it to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.
Alternatively, you can:
- complete and return a birth certificate application form by post. If you do, we’ll send the certificate(s) to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post.
Certificates cost £11 each. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we won't refund the fee.
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) you cannot attend the office to make an application in person. To apply for a copy certificate you need to apply on line or by post.