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Copy of Decree Absolute

We supply genuine Copies of Decree Absolutes for UK marriage dissolutions. Also known as Divorce Records, a Decree Absolute is the final step in formalising the end of a marriage. These documents are issued by the registration Court and include the stamp of that court.

For your safety, Vital Certificates is registered under the UK Protection Act by the Information Commissioner.

Looking for England/Wales Divorce Decrees?

Due to a change in circumstances, we no longer offer Divorce Decrees for England and Wales. However, it is still possible for you to acquire them on your own via the government. 

Click here to be learn more about how to order an English/Welsh Divorce Decree from the government.

Order a Decree Absolute / Divorce Decree Online

Which records are available?

Records for copy decrees are available from 1830 for those registered in Scotland.

What information do I need to provide?

As a minimum, you will need to provide the name of the husband and wife, along with the required search period. It is important that the full name of both parties is provided to ensure that the correct document is provided. We also use the marriage date and court location as a mechanism to establish which is the correct document. Please note that it will take at least 20-30 days for us to acquire a copy of your Divorce Decree Absolute depending on the information provided. If incorrect information is given during the order process, it can delay the order whilst the search is being undertaken. The fee for the search is NON-REFUNDABLE, even if no matches can be located with the information provided.

What optional services are available?

You can choose from three optional services with your Decree Absolute order:

  • Scan & Send - Get a copy of your order via email as it is dispatched
  • Apostille - Arrange for your document to be legalised for overseas use
  • Priority - Speed up receipt of your order

No matter what your needs, we have a team of specialists that are professional and friendly. We are awaiting your call on +44 (0) 330 088 1142 to help you. 


Client Feedback

“I had occasion recently to use 'Vital Certificates' to trace a copy of a Divorce Decree. I found them prompt and courteous. If there were problems they would come back to me with a work around solution. The scan and send process was most useful as I was working overseas at the time.”

Steve Chadwick – Aviemore, Scotland

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