Certificate Ordering Service
Certificate Services Suspension Notice 6 August 2021
Our certificate service is currently suspended for the following services
- Express Service – all certificate types
- Standard Service – all certificate types where the event took place more than 6 months ago on a rolling basis
- Overseas Service – all certificate types
Any certificate requests for Births and Deaths that took place within Worcestershire less than 6 months ago on a rolling basis and certificates for Marriages that took place after 3 May 2021, will still be issued through our Standard Service. An exception to this will be any death (more than 6 months old) that required an inquest and has recently been registered by the Worcestershire coroner will also still be issued through our Standard Service.
If an order is received that does not meet the above criteria, we reserve the right to cancel the order and the payment to be refunded at our earliest opportunity.
If you require a certificate for an event that took place more than 6 months ago. please contact and order through the GRO at GOV.UK - Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate (opens in a new window).
Information about ordering or correcting birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates
|Express Service||Statutory price per certificate £35.00||
Ordered before 12:00pm: production same working day
Ordered after 12:00pm: production next working day
Ordered before 12:00pm: delivered next working day
Ordered after 12:00pm: delivered within 2 Working days
|Sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery (tracking provided, signature required on delivery)|
|Standard Service UK||Statutory price per certificate:
|Statutory production time for this service is within 15 days of ordering. We will endeavour to despatch within 5 working days.||Delivered within 2-3 working days from despatch.||Sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For (recorded mail, signature required on delivery)|
Standard Service Overseas
Statutory price per certificate:
Postage cost: £6.00
|Statutory production time for this service is within 15 days of ordering. We will endeavour to despatch within 5 working days.||Delivered within 5-7 working days from dispatch.||Sent via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For (tracking provided, signature required on delivery)|
Type of certificate issued
All certificates issued by Worcestershire Registration Service are known as 'certified copies of an entry'. This means that it is a legal copy of the registration contained within the Birth, Marriage, Death or Civil Partnership Register.
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 bank accounts, for Job applications, Driving licences etc. We no longer issue short birth certificates.
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
Cheques should be made payable to Worcestershire County Council.
Please be aware Self Addressed Envelope's (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.
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.