General Register Office (Birth Certificates)

To order a copy of your UK birth certificate, you’ll need to contact the General Register Office (GRO).

The GRO is the UK’s government’s official department for issuing copies of birth, marriage and death certificates in England and Wales. Certificate prices start from £9.25 including postage.

How to contact the GRO to order a copy of your certificate

Visit their website, email them with pre-ordering enquiries on, phone them on 0300 123 1837 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat) or write to Certificate Services Section, General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, PR8 2JD.

If you are calling from outside the UK, replace the leading 0 with +44, so the number will be +44-300-123-1837.