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Request a copy certificate

Find out about getting copy certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

If the event happened within Leicester City e.g. a birth at Leicester Royal Infirmary, you’ll need to contact the city of Leicester Register Office.

Requesting a certificate

You can order certificates online using our certificate request form.

This is a two stage process. You will be asked to submit your request in the first instance. The registration team will then contact you with instructions to place the order and pay if the record is available. If the record is not held by Leicestershire, the team will give instructions as to where it can be found. No fee is taken if the record is not held.

If you’re unsure of any details or are tracing your family tree you can search our indexes.

The researching family history page has more information on the birth and death registers we hold.


A copy certificate costs £10, plus a £1 administration charge.

Both full and short birth certificates cost £10. The short certificate is not usually accepted by banks or the Passport Office.

Allow 3 to 5 working days from us receiving your request to process your order.

An express service is available through the online form for an extra £5, where we will process and post your certificate on the same day.

A pay and wait service is available. Please call for more details.

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