Information required

When you apply for a copy certificate you should provide as much information as possible about the entry you are looking for so that we can identify it correctly.

Birth certificates

Please supply:

  • the full name on the certificate
  • the date and place of birth
  • mother’s full name and mother’s maiden name (where applicable)
  • father’s/parent’s full name

Marriage/civil partnership certificates

Please supply:

  • the full names of both parties
  • any other surnames used
  • the date and where the marriage or ceremony took place

Death certificates

Please supply:

  • the deceased person’s full name
  • the date and place of death
  • the spouse’s or civil partner’s full name (if applicable)