To order a copy of a birth, marriage, death or civil partnership certificates. You can order copies of birth, marriage, death or civil partnership certificates.


How much do certificates cost

Certificates purchased at the time of registration


Certificates purchased after registration - standard service - ready for collection or postage on the 15th working day/3 weeks after the order placed 

 (2nd class unrecorded postal charge included - **NOT RECOMMENDED**)


Certificates purchased after registration - priority service - 2 working day service 

(2nd class unrecorded postal charge included - **NOT RECOMMENDED**)


1st class recorded postal charge for priority or non-priority service ****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED****



Certificates are posted or are ready for collection 2 working days after ordering and payment received on the priority service, or 15 working days for non priority.

Please note, we do not notify you when it is completed, just use the above time guide based on the service you have paid for.

To ensure the safe delivery of your personal documents, we highly recommend that the 1st class recorded delivery service is selected.

Doncaster Register Office will not accept responsibility for your personal documents being lost/undelivered if you chose an unrecorded delivery method.

Please note that if you chose 2nd class unrecorded, any certificates lost in transit will not be replaced and would need to be purchased again.

We also cannot advise on  how quickly a certificate will be received when 2nd class unrecorded is selected - it could be several weeks.


Selecting 1st class recorded post gives greater assurance that a certificate would be received a couple of days after being dispatched.


If your documents are to be sent overseas, international postage is £6.


Applying for a certificate

How to apply

You can obtain copies of certificates by completing the online form below.

Request copy certificate

What we need from you

For a birth certificate (short or full version):

Birth certificates are produced in both short or full versions, however the cost is the same for both. If you need a certificate for official purposes e.g. a passport application, you will need a full certificate, short ones may not be accepted.

  • full name
  • date and place of birth
  • parents' names 
  • mother's maiden name

For a death certificate:

  • full name of the deceased
  • date and place of death

For a marriage certificate:

  • full names of the couple
  • date and the place of marriage

For a civil partnership certificate:

Copies of civil partnership certificates are provided as either extracts or as full certificates, the cost is the same for both. The full certificate will show all details, the extract does not have any address details, as in order to obtain a full certificate the customer must provide the address details of both partners as correct at the time that the civil partnership took place.

  • Date of civil partnership
  • Place of civil partnership
  • First partners full name and address at the time of civil partnership
  • Second partners full name and address at the time of civil partnership

Paying for certificates

You need to pay for certificates at the time of applying online by card.

Further information

For further information, please contact us: 

  • tel: 01302 735222
  • address: Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration, The Register Office, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Last updated: 28 May 2024 00:01:39

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