Apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate

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

Warning The online certificates ordering service is currently unavailable. 

How to order by phone

Call 0345 241 2489 (option 5) with a credit/debit card to order all certificates.

Calling from the USA

If you are calling from the USA call +44 (0) 345 241 2489 (option 5) to make a payment.

Cards accepted

We accept:

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

We do not accept American Express cards.


Each certificate costs £11.

Handling charges

All certificates will be posted unless you call 0345 241 2489 (option 5) to arrange collection.

Our Statutory Priority Fee is available between 10am and 3pm, Monday-Friday for same day processing. This is £35 per certificate and are dispatched by 1st class Royal Mail

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: £11 per certificate 

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

Apply for a marriage certificate

Cost: £11 per certificate

You will need to specify the:

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

Apply for a death certificate

Cost: £11 per certificate

You will need to specify the:

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

Need more information?

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

Help to order 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. 

When will I get my certificates?

We will process your request within five working days and then post the certificate(s) to you.

Can I pay by cash or cheque instead?

Please contact the Registration Service.