Can I order someone else's birth certificate?

Under UK legislation, birth certificates are designated as 'public records', and as such anyone can request a duplicate certificate to be produced. The only caveat to this is that for births that occurred within the past 50 years, you must be able to provide the full details of that birth. When you order a replacement birth certificate you will need to provide:

  • The person's full name (including any middle names)
  • The person's complete date of birth (year and month is not acceptable)
  • The father's full name
  • The mother's full name
  • The mother's maiden surname
  • The place of birth (town/city as a minimum)

This legislation is in place to prevent instances of identity fraud. We are unable to help you where these details are not know. 

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