Before placing your order, please check where the event occurred as we are only able to provide copy certificates for events which occurred within the Milton Keynes registration district

Please note that not all areas with Milton Keynes in the address fall within the Milton Keynes registration district, so do check before placing your order. 

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. 

Birth or death certificates

The quickest and easiest way to order a copy certificate for a birth or death which occurred within the Milton Keynes registration district is to place the order online.  If you have any difficulty using our online service, an order can be made by calling 01908 372101.  Please note that payment by either debit or credit card will be needed to complete the order.

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Marriage and civil partnership certificates 

All marriage and civil partnership certificates are issued by the Register Office in the registration district where the event took place, this is for all venue, register office and religious ceremonies in that district.

Please remember to check that the venue where your ceremony took place is actually within the Milton Keynes registration district as not all areas with Milton Keynes in their address or an MK postcode fall within our area. 

Any copy certificates purchased for ceremonies which took place in a place of worship can only be issued once the schedule or marriage document has been returned to us after the ceremony has taken place. 

Marriage or civil partnership certificates will not be available on the day that the wedding ceremony or civil partnership formation takes place.  These will be posted to you afterwards or, if you prefer, they can be collected from the Register Office.  

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Applying for a certificate from an overseas address

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 when placing your order please use our telephone number (01908 372101) and postcode (MK9 3EJ) to complete your application and then enter your full address details in the "additional information" text box.


How long will it take to receive my order?

Copy certificates are issued and posted on the 15th working day after we receive the order and are posted Royal Mail second class.  If you would like to be able to track your order, Royal Mail special delivery is available at an additional cost.

If a certificate is needed more quickly, a priority service is available at an additional cost.  If the priority option is selected, the order will be processed and the certificate posted, using Royal Mail first class, the next working day providing the order is placed before 3pm.  Special delivery can also be selected for priority orders. 


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 and we subsequently find that we do not hold the register containing the entry. 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.


Register Office contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ