We wanted to make you aware that there are ongoing issues with the national IT system that we use for registration purposes. This is affecting registration services nationally and not just Gloucestershire. Unfortunately it is causing delays in birth and death registrations and is also affecting the issuing of marriage/civil partnership certificates for both civil ceremony venues and churches so please be patient with us.
Work is being carried out at a national level to rectify the issues but we continue to encounter problems, especially whilst registering and taking notices of marriage and civil partnership. We hope they will be resolved and we can get back to our usual level of service soon.
Thank you for your understanding at this time. The team continues to work incredibly hard to meet customer requirements and complete as many registrations as possible in a timely manner.
Apply for a certificate
Apply for a copy birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate
Please note: we only hold records for events which took place in Gloucestershire.
You can order:
- A full birth, marriage/civil partnership or death certificate for £11.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery service.
- A short birth certificate for £11.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery service. Please note this does not include details of the parents and not accepted by passport offices or other organisations.
- An express copy of any certificate for £35 to be dispatched within 24 hours of receipt. Certificates will be sent via Royal Mail 1st Class delivery service which aims to deliver on the next working day (including Saturdays) Please note this service is not available at weekends or on Bank Holidays.
All certificates must be paid for before we issue them. Gloucestershire Registration Service is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.
All certificates may be collected in person from Gloucestershire Registration Service based with Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW. You will be contacted by the Copy Certificates Team when the certificate is ready for collection.