You can apply for historical birth, death, marriage, and civil partnership certificates online.
You can decide how you get your certificate.
If you choose the standard service (£11), we'll send your certificate by second class post. We'll aim to send it within 5 working days of receiving your request, but it may take up to 15 days, in line with national standards.
If you choose the priority service (£35) you'll have the option of collecting your certificate or having it sent to you by first class post.
If you choose to have it posted, the certificate will be dispatched on, or before, the next working day (as long as your request is received before 2pm). Any orders received after 2pm will be processed in 2 working days.
If you'd prefer to collect your certificate, orders placed and paid for before 2pm will be ready for collection after 10am the next working day. Orders received after 2pm will be ready for collection after 10am in 2 working days.
You can find out more when you apply for your certificate.
Please note, we cannot accept any responsibility for certificates once they've been posted.