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High Volume of Calls

On Mondays and at certain times of the day (particularly 12-2.30pm) we may experience a higher volumes of calls to book birth and death appointments and ceremonies. Please bear with us and we will do our best to answer your call as soon as possible. Alternatively you can book online for birth or death appointments. Please note death appointments must be booked within 5 days from when the death occurred. If your preferred office does not have appointment availability please try another that can offer you an appointment within the 5 days.

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You can order:

  • A full birth, marriage/civil partnership or death certificate for £12.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days.
  • A short birth certificate for £12.00 to be dispatched within 7 calendar days.  Please note this does not include details of the parents and may not always be accepted by passport offices or other organisations.
  • An express copy Opens new windowof any certificate for £30 to be dispatched within 24 hours of receipt. 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.

We send all certificates via Royal Mail's Signed For 1st Class service, which aims to deliver on the next working day (including Saturdays).


Please note:  we only hold records for events which took place in Gloucestershire. 


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