Apply for a copy of a certificate

Coronavirus Update

Applications can’t be taken in person for the time being. There is a backlog of certificate requests, so you may experience delays to the 3 week timeframe in which we process your order. We will try to keep these instances to a minimum.

The Express Service is currently suspended. When applying for certificates selecting ‘Special Delivery’ does not qualify you for the Express Service. The postal process is faster this way - NOT the speed at which your order is processed. 

If you have any further questions, please email

Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates

You can obtain a copy of a certificate for a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death that was registered in Camden.  We also have access to former historic districts of St Pancras, Hampstead and Holborn.

However, If you require a certificate for an event that took place before 1940 you will need to contact the General Office (GRO) to order it. Their telephone number is 0300 123 1837.

Get copies of certificates

You can order certificates online any time after the registration has been completed (please allow at least 5 working days if you have registered a birth by declaration at a different register office).

Apply online for copies of certificates

You can also apply for the express service online. (Suspended until further notice). Please note that you must complete your application before 12 noon for us to process your request. If we receive your application after midday then it will be processed the following working day.  

Please ensure that you have completed your contact details correctly (especially your landline or mobile number) in the event we need to contact you. We will post it by second class. You can also opt to have it posted by special delivery for an additional postage fee.

How much certificate copies cost

Download a list of our certificate fees (PDF)