Copy Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Certificates for ceremonies held in a church or place of worship
PLEASE NOTE: If you were married in a church or place of worship in Milton Keynes, then you must contact them in the first instance to see if they are still holding the register. Please do not order a certificate from us until you have done this as we are not able to refund fees where the register is still with the church or place of worship.
Copy certificates for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships which occurred in the Milton Keynes Registration District
The quickest and easiest way to obtain replacement copies of certificates held in the Milton Keynes Register Office is by ordering online using the link above. Please have a credit or debit to hand as payment will be required at the end of the process. If you are applying from an overseas address use your full postal address but note that the system will not accept an overseas telephone number or post code, therefore please use our telephone number (01908 372101) and post code (MK9 3EJ) to progress your application.
Copy certificates are issued and posted second class on the 15th working day after we receive your order. However, if you require a copy certificate more quickly, we do offer a priority service whereby the copy certificates will be issued the next working day (for orders received by 3pm on any working day). There is a fee for this service.
Standard orders are posted Royal Mail second class and priority next day orders are posted Royal mail first class, however you can choose to have your order posted by special delivery (an additional fee is charged for special delivery).
Registrations by "declaration"
If a birth or death occurred within the Milton Keynes Registration District but you are unable to attend an appointment with us in order to complete the registration you can make a declaration at any register office within England or Wales. Once you have completed the declaration the details of the birth or death will be sent to us for us to complete the registration. You will then need to order any copy certificates you wish to purchase by using the "order a copy certificate" link above.
If a birth or death occurred outside the Milton Keynes Registration District you can make an appointment with us to make a declaration. We will then send the details on to the register office within the relevant district for the registration to be completed. You will then need to contact that register office in order to purchase any copy certificates you require.
We are only able to provide copy certificates where an event was registered within the Milton Keynes Registration District and we hold the register containing the details of the event. If an order is placed and we subsequently find that we do not hold the register any fees paid will be non-refundable. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.
Enquiries about adoption should be addressed to the General Register Office Adoption Section. Certificates from the Adopted Children Register can be made on the General Register Office website or by telephoning the GRO on 0300 123 1837.
If you have very little or no detail regarding a registration aside from a name, then you can contact the General Register Office who can do a more in-depth search for all the districts in England and Wales.
Last Updated: 18 March 2019