Birth Certificate Fees

Once a birth has been registered, you can purchase one or more certificates at a cost of £12.50 for each certificate.

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. Please note that short birth certificates are no longer accepted by the Passport Office.

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

The cost for this certificate is £12.50.

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 31 December 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.  

The cost of this certificate is £12.50.

Please note most of the services we provide are exempt from VAT, where VAT is applicable the VAT-inclusive charge is shown.

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Page last reviewed: 31 May 2024