Order a birth certificate
All certificates issued are original certified documents.
We can only provide certificates for births that were registered in Birmingham (for example, Marston Green is in Solihull so we cannot 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 cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full 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 will send it to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post. If we cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full fee.
Write to us requesting a certificate
You can write to us at:
Birmingham Register Office
You will need to tell us:
- that you want a copy of a birth certificate
- the number of copies you want
- your full name and address
- your contact number
- 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
You should send payment by cheque or postal order with your request. Certificates cost £11 each plus £4 post packing (UK) or £8 (international).
We will send the certificate(s) to you by Royal Mail 1st class recorded post.
If we cannot find a matching entry for the certificate you have asked for, we will not refund the full fee.
You cannot attend the office to make an application in person or to collect a certificate.
Page last updated: 22 June 2023