Copy Certificates

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We recommend that you use our online ordering service. Please note, we are only able to issue copy certificates which occurred in our district.

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Telephone Applications / STATUTORY PRIORITY Service

For telephone applications please call 0151 907 8307 to access our Statutory Priority Service.  Please note all telephone applications will use our statutory priority service, and will be subject to the fee stated below.

How long will it take? And costs

Our Statutory Priority Service allows certificates to be issued on the same day if requested before 3pm and costs £35.00 which includes first class delivery to UK addresses only. If requested after 3pm, issue will be the next working day. Please allow extra time for delivery.

Applications for standard copy certificates are issued in twenty one days (fifteen working days) and cost £11 each which includes second class delivery to UK addresses only. Please allow extra time for delivery.

Time frames: Apply only where accurate details have been given. For example, if information provided does not match the record or is incorrect, or if the event did not take place in the Halton area. We are not able to undertake searches of an indefinite or protracted nature.​

Refunds - in the event that we are unable to issue your certificate a full refund will be given. This may take up to 14 days.

Postage Disclaimer

Please note that Halton Registration Service cannot guarantee the delivery times of the Royal Mail; they state: "Although we aim to deliver 93% of 1st Class mail the next working day after posting, we are unable to provide a guaranteed service"

We use 2nd class post for standard certificates and 1st class post for statutory priority certificates.

The responsibility for the certificate's delivery rests entirely with Royal Mail - you should report any lost certificates to Royal Mail claims.

In person

You can apply in person at one of our Halton Direct Links

  • Please note that visits to the Register Office are strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 0151 907 8307.

Payment methods

All certificates must be paid for before we issue them. Please see our payment options

External Search sites

  • Cheshire/Lancashire BMD website holds the index references for this Register Office that are currently available. The reference given on the Cheshire/Lancashire BMD website enables us to process your application more quickly as it directly relates to our registers.

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Halton Registration Service cannot endorse the accuracy of any information contained on external sites.