What you need to apply for a copy certificate

Please include as much information as possible when requesting copy certificates.

Get more information on how to apply for a copy certificate and the fees and charges.

Birth certificates

Please include the following information on birth certificate applications

  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • full names of the person at birth (if the person is know to have been legally adopted please telephone for advice)
  • father's full names
  • mother's full names
  • mother's maiden surname

Marriage certificates

Please include the following information on marriage certificate applications

  • date of the marriage
  • place of the marriage
  • full names of both partners at the time of the marriage
  • any other surnames used before the marriage took place

Civil partnership certificates

Please include the following information on civil partnership certificate applications

  • date of the registration
  • place of the registration
  • full names of the civil partners
  • the address of the civil partners at the time of the registration

Death certificates

Please include the following information on death certificate applications

  • date of death 
  • place of death
  • full names of the deceased
  • occupation
  • date of birth
  • last known address of the deceased
  • if the deceased was a married woman please also include the name and surname of her husband