Order copy certificates
How can I purchase a certificate?
If you’ve registered a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death in the London Borough of Lewisham, you can purchase a copy of the certificate using our online form. You can’t purchase a certificate for an event that occurred outside of the borough.
You can purchase a certificate using our standard service, or our 24-hour priority service if you need a copy sooner.
You will receive your certificate up to eight working days after confirmation of purchase.
Posted second class or collect – £11 (card payment only)
24-hour priority service
Your order must be placed before 2pm to be issued by the next working day.
Posted first class or collect – £35 (card payment only)
Posted next day delivery – additional fee of £10 (card payment only)
What do I need to provide?
You must provide accurate information when you are completing the online form. For example, if you are ordering a copy of a birth certificate for your child, you must enter their name and date of birth on the form and not your own. Providing inaccurate information can significantly delay the process.
- We are unable to provide this service for events that occurred before 1945.
- We are unable to provide this service for overseas customers.
- We cannot guarantee a priority service if the information we receive is inaccurate or insufficient. We will inform you as soon as possible if this is the case.
- We cannot guarantee a priority service if the records of the event are not held at our registry office. We will inform you as soon as possible if this is the case.
If we are unable to provide the priority service, you will only be charged for the certificate fee and the priority charges will be refunded.
We will notify you when your certificate has been posted or is available for collection.
Full birth certificate
Marriage/civil partnership certificate