Copy certificates

You can order copy certificates from us for any life event that was registered in the Hull registrations district. Events include -

  • birth
  • death
  • marriage
  • civil partnership

We can only provide certificates for events that occurred and were registered in Hull.

If the life event occurred outside of Hull, you must apply to the district in which it occurred for a copy of the record. For example, if a baby was born in Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, you need to apply to one of the below -

Copy certificate service

You will have the option to choose if you would like your certificates to be posted to you or if you would prefer to collect your certificates. Certificates can be collected from the Register Office at the Wilson Centre.

You are also able to buy a keepsake folder. Selecting this option means your certificates will be in an A4 presentation folder. Most certificates are A4 in size. Purchasing a folder means that your certificate will not be folded to fit into a DL sized envelope.

Marriage certificates for marriages registered before 4 May 2021 are landscape in shape. They will have one-fold if purchased with a folder. The cost of a folder is £2.

Posted

The fee for this service is £12.50 per certificate.

Certificates will be posted within 10 working days of request. Postage is first class. There is an option to have the certificate mailed using recorded delivery for an extra £2.50.

We cannot take responsibility for a certificate and any delay once it has entered the postal system.

Standard Collection

The fee for this service is £12.50 per certificate.

Certificates will be available for collection from the Wilson Centre 5 working days after the date of request.

Be aware that certificates that have not been collected within 6 months of the date of order will be destroyed, and no refund will be issued.

Premium certificate

The fee for this service is £38.50 per certificate.

Certificates ordered before -

  • 4pm will be available for collection at the Wilson Centre after 3pm the next working day
  • 4pm on a Friday will be available after 3pm on the Monday

Information before completing this form

We can only provide certificates for events that occurred and were registered in Hull. If you need a certificate for an event that took place outside of Hull, contact the register office in the East Riding or other appropriate district. The register office will be where the event took place. For example, for someone born in Beverley, you need to contact the register office in the East Riding. You can also choose to apply to the General Register Office.

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Adoption certificates

If you need a copy of an adoption certificate you need to contact the General Register Office.