Questions about certificate ordering

Copy of a UK Overseas Birth Certificate

You can order a replacement UK Overseas Birth Certificate below which is government-issued and guaranteed to be accepted by all UK authorities. For overseas clients, you may need to check with the person you are presenting the certificate to whether they need any additional validation on overseas documents. Please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 333 088 1142 if you have any questions.

NOTE 1: The registration of an overseas birth in the UK is not compulsory and will only be available to order if it has been recorded with either the local Consulate, Embassy or (High) Commission, or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the UK.

NOTE 2: Please be aware that any certificate issued after 2006 will only be available from the British Embassy in the country you were born. 

Complete the form below to order:

Name on Document:  
What is the full name of this person at birth?
Date of Birth:  
Place of Birth:  
Father's Full Name:  
Mother's Full Name:  
Mother's Maiden Surname:  
Priority Service:  
Apostille Legalisation Required?  
Scan & Send?  
Reason for Ordering:  
Why is this certificate needed?

Service Fee:  £19.95(Exc. 20% VAT)(£23.94 Inc. VAT)

Notes for online ordering

  • This service is only for births outside of the United Kingdom born to British Subjects. For births within the UK, please order England/Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland Certificates
  • Certificates are original, certified copies acceptable for all official purposes
  • The certificates supplied are long-form and include parents names
  • Birth certificates are available from 1849 to 2011 (Army Regimental births from 1761)
  • For a birth since 1963, all fields are required to be completed
  • If this person has been adopted, you will need to order an Adoption Certificate
  • Under UK Law you can apply for any persons certificate if you know their details

Please see below for additional information if you need help completing the form above.

Guidance Notes

This section is designed to answer questions you may have when completing the form above. If there is anything you are unsure of, please feel free to call a member of our sales team on +44 (0) 333 088 1142 who will be happy to help.

Full Name at Birth

For births since 1963, we will require the full name on the birth certificate including any middle names. Where the name has changed, please be careful to put the name as it was at the time the birth was registered.

Date of Birth

The full date of birth is required for all births since 1963. For births before this, only the year is required. We will search 2 years either side of the date supplied to locate the correct record.

Father's Full Name

This field is required for births since 1963. If the father was not listed on the certificate, please enter "Not Named" in the form above.

Mother's Full Name

This field is required for births since 1963. The name should be entered as the mother was known at the time of the birth.

Mother's Maiden Surname

This field is required for births since 1963. The maiden surname is the name the mother was known as when she was born. Although this is not required for births before 1961, the information is often used as a checking point to ensure that the correct certificate is produced.

Place of Birth

Please provide this information as best as is known. For births since 2006, the exact place of birth is required.

Priority Service

Please indicate whether you require the certificate to be ready to dispatch in 8-10 working days on our standard service, or 3 working days on our priority service. For clarification, working days do not include weekends or bank holidays.

Apostille Required

Please indicate whether you need this certificate to be certified for use overseas (legalised) by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the speed with which this service should be carried out. For more information on this service, please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section.

Scan and Send

Please indicate whether you would like a backup colour scan of the birth certificate emailed to you as it is dispatched. Please ensure that you include your email address when you complete your contact details during checkout.


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