You can apply for duplicate certificates for:
- births (not all birth records are held at our Registration Office)
- civil partnerships
But only if the birth, marriage etc. occurred in the Southend Borough.
How to apply for a Duplicate Certificate
To apply and pay online for a duplicate certificate, please use our online form and have your debit/credit card available to make the payment.
Fees and Charges
|At time of Registration|
|Short Birth Certificate||£4.00|
|24 hours after the Registration|
|Short Birth Certificate||£7.00|
|28 days after the Register has been closed|
|Short Birth Certificate||£10.00|
The certificate can usually be collected within five working days, but can take longer during busy periods. We can post it to you or you can give us a self addressed envelope.
Same Day Certificates - despatched on the same day (ordered by 2pm) If posted: the same day £65.00 plus postage
Next Day Certificates - despatched the following day (ordered by 2pm) If posted, sent the following day £25.00 plus postage
Postage Costs: Standard Postage £1.50, Tracked Delivery £3.50.
You can also apply for certificates directly from the General Register Office.
Register Office Opening Hours
|The Main Register Office is Open|
|Monday - Wednesday||8.45am to 5pm|
|Thursday||8.45am to 7pm|
|Friday||8.45am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9am to 5pm (booked appointments only)|
|Weddings can take place in Approved Premises outside of the Register Office within the following times:|
|Monday - Sunday||8am to 9pm|
Please note: We usually register births in the mornings, deaths in the afternoon. Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership are also taken throughout the day; all are by appointment but we try to help customers if we have the resources to do so.
Data Protection Act 1998
The information you give will only be used to process this request. Your personal data will be held securely and will not be passed to any other organisation. This form will be held for no longer than two years in order to complete our processing requirements and five years for Notice of Marriage documents in line with the General Register Office requirements. Please read our privacy statement.
Page last updated: 04/05/2017