Applying for a copy certificate
There are 2 types of birth certificates;
- short certificate (which shows only the name and surname, sex, date of birth and district of birth)
- standard certificate (which is a full copy of the birth entry including particulars of parentage and registration)
Please note, that a full birth certificate is required to obtain a passport, for anyone born after 31 December 1982
To obtain a certificate you will need to provide us with the following information;
- date of birth
- place of birth
- full names at birth
- parents names (as exact as possible)
If you cannot provide some of the above information, then please contact the General Register Office.
|Services||Cost||Processing timescale||How to receive your copy certificate|
|Standard certificate service||£11.00||Certificate issued on or before 15 working days of application||Post|
|1 Working day priority service||£35.00||Certificate issued within 1 working day for applications received by 3pm||Collection in person/post|
If you were born outside of Blackburn with Darwen borough, you will need to contact the Register Office of that district to obtain a copy of the certificate.