Certificates of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership
Birmingham Register Office can only supply certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that took place in Birmingham Registration district.
We now offer a Priority Same Day Service.
If you require a certificate for an event registered recently in Birmingham, please contact us for further advice as the procedure is slightly different until the register has been completely filled.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 0121 675 1000.
For certificates for Family History and Genealogy please see our Genealogy Page
For details of the areas covered by Birmingham Registration District historically, please see our web page Birmingham Registration Districts
If you need to locate another district visit the General Register Office web site
To apply for a certificate from Marston Green or Solihull, please contact Solihull Register Office.
To apply for a certificate for West Bromwich, Smethwick, Oldbury or Bearwood please contact Sandwell Register Office.
There are three ways you can apply to us -
1. Apply using our secure Online Certificate Application Form
Please note that if the certificate fee is less than the £10 charged, a refund will be made to you.
2. Apply in person at our Birmingham Office - call in between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm Monday to Friday. You will be asked to fill in an application form with the information detailed below.
Certificates will be issued within 5 working days by post or 3 working days for collection at the office. If you require your certificate sooner you will need to use our priority same day service.
Priority same day service for customers calling in at
Birmingham Register Office
For an additional £10, your certificate will be issued on the same day you apply.
To use the Priority Service visit our Holliday Street Office between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm.
The £10 priority fee is non refundable if we can not find the correct entry for your certificate.
3. Apply by post - you can use an application form (found at the end of this page) or include the required information in a letter. If paying by cheque or postal order please make it payable to Superintendent Registrar and include a stamped addressed envelope.
If paying by credit or debit card please include:
- The card number
- Issue and expiry dates
- Issue number if given
- Cardholders full name and address
- The last three numbers from the back of the card
- Authorisation for us to charge the card for the cost of the certificate and postage.
Please note we can not accept American Express, Diners Club or Electron cards.
If you are applying for more than one certificate you only need to fill in your card details once, authorising us to take payment for all the requested certificates and postage.
Birmingham Register Office
We can not take any applications over the telephone or by email.
For enquiries only
Tel : 0121 675 1000
A full certificate, which includes parents names, costs £10.00
A short certificate showing full name and date of birth costs £10.00 but it may not be acceptable for all purposes for example obtaining a passport.
We always issue a full birth certificate unless you specify you want a short one.
The information we require is:
- Person's full name at birth
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Parents full names including mothers maiden name.
Records of adoptions are not held at Birmingham Register Office. If you require a birth certificate for a person born in Birmingham and subsequently legally adopted you should apply to the Adopted Children's Register at the General Register Office for an adoption certificate.
A marriage certificate costs £10.00
The information we require is
* bride's full names,
*groom's full names
* date of marriage
* place of marriage.
For marriages which took place at a Church or Registered Religious Building within Birmingham
We can only supply certificates for marriages that took place in a Religious Building in Birmingham if the Register has been deposited with us. Registers are held at the church or place of worship until full. Then they are deposited here but this can sometimes be several years after the marriage. To find out if we hold the relevant register please contact us by email email@example.com or by telephone on 0121 675 1000.
We hold all the registers for marriages that took place at Birmingham Register Office or in Approved Premises within Birmingham (hotels, historic buildings etc.)
Civil Partnership Certificates
A civil partnership certificate costs £10.00
You can make an application for a civil partnership certificate to us for any civil partnership which was registered at Birmingham Register Office or at Approved Premises within Birmingham.
A death certificate costs £10.00
- Deceased person's full name
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Age or date of birth
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