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Apostille Legalisation


Legalisation (Apostille) is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine.

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Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates are full length copies and can be used for official purposes.

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Full Birth Certificates

Full Birth Certificates Online

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Good Afternoon, Welcome to UK Official Services !

This site exists to help you obtain a full Birth, Death or Marriage certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.


Full Birth Certificates


New feature available - Track Your Full Certificate Order Online

All full birth certificates supplied are long form version certified copies for England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and include parents names.
  • Birth Certificate Full
The certificate will normally include full name of child, mother's name, father's name (when registered) DoB, where born and registration district.

Full Birth Certificates

All full birth certificates we supply are fully certified copies which are suitable for all official purposes. Some reasons for obtaining a certificate include an application for marriage, applying for an academic course, applying for a passport or a driver's licence. One of the most common reasons is that the original certificate was lost or mislaid.

Replacement birth certificates do not require a signed release or similar for the order to be processed. Nor does further documentation (e.g. driver's licence or passport) have to produced.
Generally, there will be no special needs for the order to be completed, beyond the initial supplying of information and payment.

Types of replacement full birth certificates

There are two types of birth certificates, the full birth certificate. This is a copy of the entry in the birth register, giving all the recorded details, the short certificate. This only gives the child's full name, sex, date and place of birth. It does not give the name and particulars of the mother or father. A short certificate is issued free of charge when a birth is first registered.

There is no choice between non certified and certified - all certificates issued are certified. All certificates issued are issued with an official seal, some certificates have a raised seal or a stamped seal.

We can supply full birth certificates from the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain (GB) England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and many overseas births where the location was once a British territory, or if the event was registered with a British consulate.

Require an Apostille (Legalised) UK Certificate? An Apostille is a certificate confirming that a signature or a seal on a certificate is genuine. The process of obtaining an Apostille is called Legalisation. Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country. Apostille Certificates issued in the UK will be accepted in the following countries without further legalisation - Apostille Countries.

In most countries, a full birth certificates is a vital record usually containing most of the following information:

  • Name at birth
  • Date and time of birth
  • Sex
  • Birth registration number (NHS number in UK)
  • Legal parent(s) (in some countries including parents' occupations, places of birth, and maiden name of the mother)

Such a document is known as primary documentation, since it is an official public record. Birth Services can also be known as vital Services.

They are often used for such purposes as passport applications, police checks, insurance, employment and for personal identification. Other reasons include genealogical research, people tracing their relatives and a parent obtaining a certificate for their child.

People in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa can order a certificate to prove that either that their parents were born in the UK, which entitles them to "Right to Abode" or that their grandparents were, which entitles them to "Ancestry Visa". These visas allow immigration and freedom to work as a result of their UK ancestral connection.

An applicant may order their own certificate, or someone else's if they have sufficient and correct information. British full birth certificates come in two forms, the short or the long form. We supply the long form certificate and fully authenticated.

Replacement of a full birth certificate

Searches of the records in UKOS's Office for details of births usually for copy certificates. Copy certificates can only be obtained via the online order form, the certificate would contain the birth details first registered. The minimum information needed to find an entry is the name of the person, place of birth and year the birth took place.

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Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of death certificates

We assume that the information supplied is accurate, and so cannot bear responsibility for any issues developing from any information which is inaccurately supplied. However, we will endeavour to locate and order the correct certificate, and so if the information supplied does not match the records we locate, we will contact you to resolve this.