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Apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate

Use a credit or debit card to obtain standard birth, death or marriage certificates

Note: We can't accept online payments from the USA. Call +44 (0) 345 2412 489 to make a payment.

The online certificates ordering service is currently unavailable.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Cards accepted

Secured by Sage PayWe accept:

  • Visa credit
  • Visa debit
  • Visa electron
  • MasterCard
  • Mastercard Debit
  • Maestro

We do not accept American Express cards.

How do I order?

All certificates will be posted unless you call 0345 2412 489 to arrange collection

  1. Choose certificate type - open the form below and fill in details.
  2. Check shopping basket - you can add further certificates from here.
  3. Proceed to checkout - where you enter your card details and delivery address.
  4. Confirm payment - submit or cancel your order and payment.
  5. Online security - you may be redirected to Verified by Visa (opens in a new window) or Mastercard Securecode (opens in a new window) for additional protection for shopping online
  6. Receipt - you will have an on-screen receipt, and an email copy if you provide your email address.

What does it cost?

Each certificates costs £10 plus a delivery fee.

Handling charges

All certificates will be posted unless you call 0345 2412 489 to arrange collection.

Our handling charge is £1.50 which includes Royal mail delivery or the equivalent overseas service.

Our express handling charge is £20 in addition to the cost of the certificate. Orders must be received by 2pm for same day processing. Certificates are dispatched by 1st class Royal Mail or equivalent overseas service.

Please note: we cannot guarantee Royal Mails own delivery times as these are subject to their own working practices.

Apply for a birth certificate

Cost: £10 per certificate plus £1.50 handling charge.

A standard birth certificate will include parents names and is required for a passport, job etc

You will need to specify the:

  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • full name of the child
  • full name of the parents

The online certificates ordering service is currently unavailable. We hope to have it back up and running shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Apply for a marriage certificate

Cost: £10 per certificate plus £1.50 handling charge.

You will need to specify the:

  • date of marriage
  • place of marriage
  • full name of the man
  • full name of the woman before marriage

The online certificates ordering service is currently unavailable. We hope to have it back up and running shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Apply for a death certificate

Cost: £10 per certificate plus £1.50 handling charge.

You will need to specify the:

  • year of death
  • place of death
  • full name of the deceased

The online certificates ordering service is currently unavailable. We hope to have it back up and running shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Need more information?

If you experience any problems using these pages please send us feedback.

Help ordering a certificate

I am researching family history. How far back do your records go?

Civil registration started in 1837. For entries before this date you will need to search parish records. Oxfordshire Record Office may be able to help.

How many can I order?

It is possible to order up to 50 certificates in one order. You can order as many different types of certificates as you need. All applications are placed in your shopping basket until you proceed to the checkout.

When will I get my certificates?

We will try to process your requests within five working days of application.

Can I pay by cash or cheque instead?

Please contact the Oxford Register Office. We are open for certificate applications from Monday to Thursday 9am - 4.30pm, and Friday 9am - 4pm. Please tel 0345 2412 489.

Last reviewed
31 October 2017
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