Duplicate Certificates

You can apply for duplicate certificates for:

  • births (not all birth records are held at our Registration Office)
  • marriages
  • civil partnerships
  • deaths

But only if the birth, marriage etc. occurred in the Southend Borough.

How to apply for a Duplicate Certificate

Please note: The certificate application form is temporarily unavailable due to the unpresented volume we are receiving. If you need a certificate urgently you can order through GOV.UK.

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 and price
At time of registration                 Price
Standard Certificate £11.00
Short Birth Certificate £11.00
24 hours after registration and price
24 hours after Registration Price
Standard Certificate £11.00
Short Birth Certificate £11.00

Standard Certificate Service – includes 2nd class postage and will take up to 15 working days to be dispatched.

Register Office Opening Hours

The Main Register Office is Open

  • Monday to Friday - 8:45am to 5:15pm
  • Saturday - 8:45am to 5:15pm by appointment only (not open for any general enquiries)

Weddings can take place in Approved Premises outside of the Register Office Monday to 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.

Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages

Telephone: 01702 215009

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