Replacement Birth Certificate Help

Welcome to the Replacement Birth Certificates website. We aim to provide the most up-to-date information on obtaining a replacement birth certificate and if you live in the UK you’ve come to the right place.

Ordering a replacement birth certificate couldn’t be easier, and with our step-by-step guides you’ll have a copy of your birth certificate, or someone elses, in no time.

Birth certificates are classified as public record so ordering a replacement birth certificate is quick and easy, however there is generally a fee for this and some countried with the UK can take up to 10 working days to fulfil your request.

Today, you can order online, through the telephone, in person or via snail mail, all you need are a few details in order to find the right birth certificate.

Our easy to understand guides on finding your replacement birth certificate are simple to follow. We have dedicated sections for England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

Birth certificates contain vital information on a birth, including the mother and father’s names, the date and time of birth and the child’s full name. The information on a birth certificate varies depending if you order a long or short version.

It is recommended that you keep a copy of your birth certificate in a safe place as it is a vital piece of identification widely accepted amongst organisations throughout the UK. Whether you are applying for a passport or opening a bank account, a birth certificate is the one piece of identification you cannot do without. If you’ve lost or misplaced your birth certificate and don’t think a replacement is necessary, read our guide on why you need a birth certificate. In recent times security both online and offline has tightened and many businesses and organisations are stepping up their procedures, therefore if you are ever asked to prove your identity and cannot provide photographic evidence, a birth certificate may be your only answer.