Birth Certificate Replacement Specialist in the UK
From here you can safely purchase a full legal Birth Certificate Replacement, suitable for both legal and family history uses. These certificates include parents details, which is often referred to as a Long-Form or A4 version.
For your protection, Vital Certificates Ltd is a registered organisation under the UK Data Protection Act (DPA).
Duplicate British Birth Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:
For full details of exactly what is included on a British Birth Certificate, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Where British nationals are born abroad, we can additionally supply copies of certificates relating to any UK births abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those births that have actually been registered with the UK authorities. Please note that it can take up to 18 months for the records to reach the UK from the overseas authorities so requests for recent births would need to be made to the specific in-country birth registrations department.
For overseas clients needing to validate the authenticity of the certificate as having been produced in the UK, we also offer a legalisation service whereby the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office will attach a dated Apostille to the reverse of the certificate. We would always recommend that you check with whoever you are presenting the certificate to, to see if an Apostille Stamp is needed.
If you have any further questions that aren't covered within our FAQ section, please feel free to call or email us or view our Birth Certificate Information page. Details can be found in the Contact Us section.