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

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Original Wedding Certificates

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Good Afternoon, Welcome to UK Official Services !

This site exists to help you obtain an original Birth, Death or Wedding certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.


Do you need a copy of an original Wedding certificate?



We can provide you with a copy of an original Wedding certificate

New feature available - Track Your Wedding Certificate Order Online

All Wedding certificates supplied are full long version certified copies for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Wedding Certificate Original
The document will normally include full names of both parties, occupation, usual residence, age and name of father for both parties, place of marriage and registration district.

Order a Wedding Certificate Replacement, suitable for both legal and family history uses. Sometimes also known as Wedding Certificate, these documents are essential to prove a change of name when married. If you have lost your marriage certificate, or need one for family history purposes, this replacement copy will help you.

Duplicate British Wedding Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

Passports
Bank accounts
Pensions
Social Security
Employer ID
Driving licence
Visas and Immigration
Divorce
Adoption

All Wedding certificates we supply are fully certified copies which are suitable for all official purposes. Some reasons for obtaining a certificate include an application for Adoption, 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.

Original wedding 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.

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 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.

Lost marriage certificate

We can carry out searches of the records for the UK area and you can order a copy certificate(s) via the online order form. Copy certificates can be obtained via the online order form, the certificate would contain the marriage details first registered. The minimum information needed to find an entry is the grooms and brides name, place of marriage and year the marriage took place.

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Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of death certificates

How to marry

You can get married by a civil ceremony or a religious ceremony. In both cases, the following legal requirements must be met:-

The marriage must be conducted by a person or in the presence of a person authorised to register marriages in the district

The marriage must be entered in the marriage register and signed by both parties, two witnesses, the person who conducted the ceremony and, if that person is not authorised to register marriages, the person who is registering the marriage.

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.

A wedding certificate is the record of the ceremony of marriage between two people. Civil registration began in England and Wales on 1st July 1837.

People who were entitled to issue a wedding certificate were a civil registrar, and a Church of England clergyman. Roman Catholic priests and ministers of non-conformist ministers were allowed from 1898.

For Weddings taking place in England and Wales, approved locations are a church part of the Church or England or Church in Wales. Other locations are a register office. Most Register Offices are open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday between 10am and 1pm. 18 months after the event is registered.

Any other building can be used for a Wedding ceremony, provided it is approved for civil Wedding. Also approved are religious buildings which are registered for the solemnisation of Wedding. This would include Baptist, Christadelphian, Hindu, Independent, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter-day Saints, Methodist, Moravian, Mosque, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Spiritualist, Unitarian, and United Reformed. The registration district of the building should be where one of the party should live. In some circumstances a Registrar will be present to register the marriage officially.