Birth Certificate Fees

Two types of birth certificate are available:

  • Short Certificate
  • Full Certificate

Certificates are held in the current register of births and deaths by a Registrar until the register has no entries left and it is competed. Once registers are completed they are deposited with the Superintendent Registrar into an archive and cost more to obtain.

For further information on certificate issue, see our Duplicate Certificate page

Short certificate

After a birth has been registered, a short birth certificate showing the name, sex, date and district of birth may be purchased. 

Additional copy or duplicate certificates may be purchased from a registrar. 

  • From a Registrar of Births and Deaths at the time of registration - £4.00
  • From a Registrar of Births and Deaths after the time of registration - £7.00
  • From a Superintendent Registrar's deposited register - £10.00

Full certificate

Many parents choose to purchase a full birth certificate, to save having to obtain a copy at a later date, for example when purchasing a child's passport.  A full birth certificate is a complete copy of the register entry and includes the names of both parents.

Please note that anyone born after 31December 1982 who applies for a U.K. passport for the first time is now required to provide a full birth certificate to the UK passport service.  

  • From a Registrar of Births and Deaths at the time of registration - £4.00
  • From a Registrar of Births and Deaths after the time of registration - £7.00
  • From a Superintendent Registrar's deposited register - £10.00

Please make all Registration cheques payable to: Cheshire East Borough Council.  Please note most of the services we provide are exempt from VAT, where VAT is applicable the VAT-inclusive charge is shown.