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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
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. We may still be able to obtain the certificate for you from a local registry office, but be advised that this is likely to take longer than the stated timespan.
Note 3: Stated delivery times are in addition to the time taken to complete the service chosen.
Note 4: If you are applying for a British Passport, but were born overseas as a British Citizen, you may be required to obtain a full birth certificate from your country of birth along with a translation into English. This is not covered by this service and we advise that you contact the Passport Office to clarify this before ordering.
When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email with your order reference. Our specialist team will personally check all of the information in your request. If there is any additional information required, or something needs clarification, we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Once the request information is ready, we will search the necessary archives in order to locate the correct record for you. We automatically cover a 5 year search each side of your given event date if required. Once the correct record is located, we will then request a duplicate certificate is issued and advise you via email that the request has been made.
As soon as the certificate is ready for dispatch, we will notify you that it's on its way. If you have requested a scan, we will email this to you at this point.
You can place your order online securely using all major creadit and debits cards, as well as PayPal.
Give our team a call to place your order over the phone on 0330 088 1142. There is a £5 supplement per order if you wish to order a certificate in this way.
You can send an order form along with a Postal Order or Cheque drawn on an UK bank. Please ensure you include contact details should we have any queries.
If you'd prefer to place your order and make a bank transfer, this option is available during checkout. Please make sure you include your order number as a payment reference.
All timescales shown on the website refer to how long it will take us to process your request and have the document issued. Upon completion, we will send your order by the method chosen when your order has been placed.
We use a range of methods to ensure secured delivery of your documents. These are determined by the country you live in as follows:
All deliveries to UK addresses, including The Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann, are sent using Royal Mail. Services available include Standard First Class, Royal Mailed Signed For and Royal Mail Special Delivery (1PM).
Services for deliveries overseas vary dependent on your location. For most countries including the EU, North America and Australia, we offer Standard Royal Mail International post. This is not a tracked or insured postal method. We do offer Royal Mail International Track And Sign for an additional cost, available globally except the Middle East. If you require your certificate quickly, or are based in the Middle East we do offer a global courier service via UPS and DHL.
If you have opted for a signed service and no-one is available to sign for the delivery, the package will be taken back to the local sorting office or depot and you will be left a card asking you to collect the item or arrange for a reattempted delivery at a convenient time.
We guarantee that any certificate issued by us will be accepted by any UK And overseas authority.
If you’re overseas and need a personal document from the UK, it’s much easier having us locate it for you.
Our specialist team has years of experience in locating even the most difficult to find personal documents.
Real people will keep you up to date throughout your order process in a professional and timely manner.
We’ve got an amazing track record of locating the correct document. It’s not always easy to know where to start.
We’re serious about customer service. We are ISO Approved so you know we care about each and every order.
You can order a replacement UK Overseas Birth Certificate below which is government-issued and guaranteed to be accepted by all UK authorities. Please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 if you have any questions, or check the Guidance Notes below if you need any help completing your order.
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) 330 088 1142 who will be happy to help.
For births in the last 50 years, 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.
The full date of birth is required for all births in the last 50 years. 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.
This field is required for births in the last 50 years. If the father was not listed on the certificate, please enter "Not Named" in the form above.
This field is required for births in the last 50 years. The name should be entered as the mother was known at the time of the birth.
This field is required for births in the last 50 years. 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.
Please provide this information as best as is known. For births since 2006, the exact place of birth is required.
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. Please note, You must make your order before 3pm for the 3 working day service to be availed. Any orders made after the 3pm cutoff point will add an extra day to the expected timescale. For clarification, working days do not include weekends or bank holidays.
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.
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.