Apply for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Apply online to order a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate.

How this service has been affected by coronavirus

We can only supply certificates for marriages and civil partnerships, births and deaths that occurred after 1 January 2019. For urgent requests before these dates try the GRO website

Before you start

  • You can only apply online if you are in the UK. 
  • We can only provide certificates for events that happened in Oxfordshire.
  • You will need your bank card details to pay for your certificates online.

What to do if you live overseas

Certificates for births before 1 January 2019 and ceremony certificate orders are suspended until further notice.

To order certificates for deaths that happened after 1 January 2019, overseas customers should call 00 44 345 241 2489 (Monday to Thursday, 9am-4.30pm (GMT+1) and Friday, 9am-4pm). You can pay over the phone and discuss delivery times.

Where the event occurred

We can only provide certificates for events that happened in Oxfordshire. If you are looking for a certificate for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that happened outside the county, you will need to find the register office for the district where the event took place to order copies of a certificate. 

Payment and delivery

The service costs £11 per certificate copy, including postage. You will need your bank card details to pay when you order your certificates online. Delivery takes up to 11 working days - please note, we cannot guarantee Royal Mail's own delivery times as these are subject to their own working practices.

How to apply for a marriage or civil partnership certificate

We can only accept requests for certificates for marriages or civil partnerships that occurred in Oxfordshire after 1 January 2019. 

What you need to tell us

You will need to specify:

  • the names of both parties
  • the date of marriage or civil partnership
  • the place of marriage or civil partnership.

Order and pay for a copy of a marriage or civil partnership certificate

Apply for a birth certificate

Certificates can only be ordered for births that happened after 1 January 2019. You need to have booked a registration appointment first.

For children born before this date please try the GRO website

What you need to tell us

A birth certificate will include parents' names.

You will need to specify:

  • at least the month and year of the date of birth
  • place of birth
  • full name of the child
  • full name of at least one parent.

Certificate ordering

There are two ways of getting your child’s birth certificate if they were born after 1 January 2019.  

If you want your certificate to be given to you at the birth registration appointment

If you booked your appointment online, please place your order for the certificates you need using the link below.  You must do this at least 24 hours before your appointment. 

If you booked by telephone, payment will have been taken by the call operator when they booked your appointment. Please bring the certificate receipt or reference number (CAN number) to the appointment with you.

If you want your certificate to be posted to you after the registration appointment

Please call 0345 241 2489 or use the link below to place an order after your appointment.  Certificates will be posted out to you within 11 working days.

Please note we cannot take payments for certificates at the registration appointment.  Order must be placed at least 24 hours before or at any point afterwards.

Adoptive birth certificates

Order and pay for a copy of a birth certificate

How to apply for a death certificate

We can only accept requests for certificates for deaths that occurred after 1 January 2019 unless an inquest was held.

What you need to tell us

You will need to specify:

  • at least the month and year of death
  • the date of birth or age at death
  • the place of death
  • the full name of the deceased.

Order and pay for a copy of a death certificate