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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

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                 Price
Standard Certificate £11.00
Short Birth Certificate £11.00
24 hours after Registration  
Standard Certificate £11.00
Short Birth Certificate £11.00

We can post your certificate to you, you can provide us with a self addressed envelope or you can collect your certificate.

Standard Certificate Service ready on or before 15 working days. Collection or 2nd class postage included £11.00

Next Day Certificates - Priority Service Certificates- dispatched or Collected same day (if ordered by 3pm) will be ready to collect after 4.30pm ( if ordered after 3pm will be dispatched or posted 1st class the following day). After the statutory fee increase on the 16th February 2019 the price will be £35.00 including 1st class postage.

Register Office Opening Hours

The Main Register Office is Open  
Monday to Wednesday 8.45am to 5pm
Thursday 8.45am to 7pm
Friday 8.45am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm (Not open for any general enquiries)
Weddings can take place in Approved Premises outside of the Register Office within the following times:
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.

Page last updated: 09/04/2019