If you are unsure of where the event occurred the General Register Office will be able to undertake a more thorough search of records.
No refund will be given if we do not hold the register containing the entry.
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 the relevant church or place of worship in the first instance to see if they still hold 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 them.
Copy certificates for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships which occurred in the Milton Keynes Registration District
The quickest and easiest way to obtain a copy certificate for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership which occurred within the Milton Keynes registration district is by ordering online.
Alternatively, you can call 01908 372101 to place your order.
Please have a credit or debit card to hand as payment will be required at the end of the process.
If you are applying from an overseas address please use your full postal address but note that our system will not accept an international telephone number or postcode, therefore please use our telephone number (01908 372101) and postcode (MK9 3EJ) to complete your application and then add your full address details into the "additional information" text box.
Copy certificates are issued and posted on the 15th working day after we receive your order and are posted Royal Mail second class. If you would like to be able to track your order after it has been dispatched, you can request for it to be posted Royal Mail Special Delivery; there is an additional charge for this.
Copy certificates for events which occurred elsewhere
We are only able to provide copy certificates where an event occurred within the Milton Keynes registration district and where we hold the register containing the details of the event.
If the event occurred elsewhere you should either contact the Register Office where the event occurred or if you are unsure please contact the General Register Office who will be able to undertake a more thorough search of records.
Fees are non-refundable if an order is placed with us and we subsequently find that we do not hold the register. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.
Applying for a copy of an adoption certificate
Enquiries about adoption certificates 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: 15 March 2021