Register Office Services during coronavirus

Visit our frequently asked questions page for information about how Registry Office services are affected by the pandemic.

Ordering a copy of a certificate

We can only provide birth, death or marriage certificates that were registered in Southwark from 1900 to the present day. You can order certificates online with a secure online payment.

Don't place an order for certificates if the event took place outside Southwark, as your application will be refunded automatically

Certificate fees

Please note that there will be a statutory increase to certificate fees from the 16 February 2019:

  • £11 for any certificate

We accept all major debit and credit cards and cheques (payable to London Borough of Southwark).

Allow up to 15 working days for your certificate to be produced and sent out. If you urgently require a certificate, we'll do our best to accommodate you as quickly as possible. However, we do offer a express certificate service which is only available in person.

Postage fee

  • certificates will be posted to you by second class post.

Page last updated: 25 February 2022

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