Copy and Replacement Certificates

Copy Certificates

Information about replacing or correcting birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.

Important information about certificates during November

Certificate production will be suspended from 12:00pm on 20 November 2018 until 09:00am on 22 November 2018. Any certificates (this includes express orders) ordered between these dates and times will not be processed until 22 November 2018.

Is There an Error in the Certificate?

If the information in the certificate is incorrect, please contact us so we can help you with the problem.


Certificate Fees and Services

In addition to the £10.00 charge per certificate, customers are required to choose from one of the following services.



Production Time

Postage Type

Delivery Time

Standard Service


5 working days

1st Class. (orders within the UK only) Recorded Mail

2-3 working days.
(Signature required on delivery)

Express Service (ordered before 12:00pm)


Same working day

Royal Mail Special Delivery (not available for family history applications or orders outside of the UK)

Next working day. (Signature required on delivery)

Express Service (ordered after 12:00pm)


Next working day

Royal Mail Special Delivery (not available for family history applications or orders outside of the UK)

2 working days. (Signature required on delivery)

Overseas Service


5 working days

Airmail (Royal Mail Tracked and Signed for)

up to 5 days. (Signature required on delivery)

Please be aware of the following:

Birth Certificates issued by Worcestershire Registration Services are the full birth certificate (this is the one that includes parents' details) and is used to obtain passports open a bank account etc.… 

Worcestershire Registration Services are not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post. In the event the item posted does not arrive, you will be required to purchase a replacement.

Unable to apply and pay online?

If you are unable to pay by debit/credit card you can apply by post and pay by cheque, please download and fill in an application form:

Your completed form should be returned by post to:

Worcestershire Registration Services
County Hall
Spetchley Road

Cheques should be made payable to Worcestershire County Council.

Please be aware SAE's or Return Business class envelopes are no longer accepted and cannot be used as a substitute to the payment of the service charges above.  Any application received with the incorrect fee will be returned and any SAE's received by Worcestershire Registration Services will also be returned to you unused.