Order a copy of a civil partnership certificate

We can only provide certificates for civil partnerships that took place in Birmingham. You can check which Register Office to apply to on GOV.uk's website.

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.

You can ask for copies of several different certificates as part of the same order. There are two types of certificate you can order:

  1. Full: all the information contained in the civil partnership record, including the addresses of the civil partners at the time their partnership was registered.
  2. Extract: The same information as the full certificate, except the partners' addresses.

To order a certificate you will need to know:

  • The full names of both civil partners
  • The date of the civil partnership registration
  • The place where the civil partnership was registered
  • Full addresses of both civil partners at the time of registration (if ordering a full certificate)

You should also read our Terms and Conditions and payment information.

When you order a certificate online we'll send it to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post within 15 working days of receiving your order. Refunds won't be issued in the event that we do not hold your certificate or can't find it based on the information supplied.

Order a civil partnership certificate

Alternatively, you can:

  • complete and return a civil partnership certificate application form by post. If you do, we’ll send the certificate(s) to you by Royal Mail recorded signed for post within 15 working days of receiving your order.
  • apply in person at the Birmingham Register Office from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. If you do, you can arrange to pick them up after 10 working days
  • 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.

Express service

If you need copies of a certificate urgently, you can ask for our express service. This service is only available in person at the Register Office between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Certificates will be available for collection before 3pm on the day of the order. Certificates will cost £35 per certificate. If we can't find a matching entry for the certificate you’ve asked for, we will refund £24 of the fee.

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