Copy and Replacement Certificates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update 24 February 2021
Certificate production and services update
Since 27 January 2021, certificate services have been suspended until further notice for all certificates.
Due to staffing issues we will only be able to produce certificates from recently registered deaths.
All other certificate orders (including express orders), will not be processed until full service has been resumed.
Royal Mail information
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Royal Mail have changed how they are delivering their special and signed for services.
Please read the updated information on their page, as delivery of your certificates will be affected by this.
Information about replacing or correcting birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates.
Copy Certificate Services
|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.