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We can supply certificates for births, deaths, marriage and civil partnerships

Certificates you can order from us

We can supply certificates for life events that happened in Lewisham. Lewisham register office are able to provide you with birth, death, marriage and civil partnerships certificates dating from 1st January 1940 to the present day.

Earlier events

For earlier events, you can order certificates from GOV.UK.

Certificates for marriages that take place in a Religious Building in Lewisham after 4 May 2021 

If you had a religious ceremony on or after the 4 May 2021 your certificates can only be issued after the marriage schedule / document has been delivered to the register office by the religious officiant or minister and the information has been entered by us onto the electronic register. 

You should apply for your certificate online. 

Order a Marriage Certificate. 

If we can't issue a certificate

We won't be able to issue a copy certificate if we don't hold the record you're looking for or can't trace it from the information you provide.

Please try to provide as much information as possible so that we can try to locate your record.

The initial £11 charge for this service is to locate the certificate. This fee is redeemable against the certificate if it is found. If we're unable to find your certificate you won't receive a refund for the £11 as this covers the cost of our search.

We will refund any charges that you paid for additional copies and any delivery charges that you paid.

We'll refund any express payments, postage, and any additional payments you have made on top of the initial £11 fee for any extra copies of the certificate you may have ordered.

If we can't issue the certificate we would recommend that you contact The General Register Office (GRO), where the records are held of births, marriages and deaths registered in England and Wales since 1 July 1837. 

To order a certificate from us

Order a Birth Certificate 

Order a Death Certificate

Order a Marriage Certificate 

Order a Civil Partnership Certificate

Other certificates

Adoption certificates

We do not provide copies of adoption certificates, but these can be ordered from GOV.UK

Citizenship and naturalisation certificates

We do not provide copies of naturalisation and citizenship certificates. Find out how to replace or correct a naturalisation or citizenship certificate.

Gender recognition certificates

We do not provide copies of gender recognition certificates, but these can be ordered from the Gender Recognition Panel. Find out how to apply for a gender recognition certificate.