Certificates and copies

Service update

The following services are still unavailable:

  • Priority service
  • Collection of certificates from New Register House.
  • Official copies of Census records and Old Parish Register entries.

Official certificates (extracts) and copies

Please take a moment to determine whether to order an official certificate (extract) or a copy of the record entry in the form of a digital image.

Certificates (Extracts)

A certificate (also known as an extract) is an officially certified paper copy of a register entry.

Can be used for:

  • Applying for a passport
  • Applying for a driving licence
  • Employment

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You can search for and order certificates online.

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Copies

This is a copy of the record entry in the form of a digital image, which cannot be used for legal or official purposes, only for research.

Can be used for:

  • Family tree
  • Genealogical research

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