Buy a copy certificate
How do I order?
Certificates may be ordered from St Helens Borough Council:
|Standard||per copy||£11.00||2nd Class||Up to 15 working days||Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm|
|Priority||per copy||£35.00||1st Class||Before next working day||Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm|
|Order method||Additional costs||Additional information|
You must complete the required certificate application form
Payment must be made by postal order
St Helens Borough Council no longer accepts personal cheques
|Telephone||£15.00||Please telephone 01744 676789 to use this service|
Order a copy birth, marriage or death certificate from the General Register Office
If you are unsure where an event (birth, marriage or death) took place in England or Wales, you can apply directly to the General Register Office.
The General Register Office holds copies of all births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in England and Wales.
Apply by telephone: 0300 123 1837
Apply by post using an application form to:
The General Register Office
PO Box 2
Order copy certificates - born or died in Whiston Hospital
If you were born in Whiston Hospital, your birth is registered at the Knowsley Register Office.
If a death occurred in Whiston Hospital, the death is registered at the Knowsley Register Office.
You will need to apply to Knowsley Register Office for a copy certificate.
Knowsley Register Office
Telephone: 0151 443 2900
Copy certificates for births, marriages and deaths in Northern Ireland or Scotland
For postal applications, download the form for the copy certificates you require.
Please select from:
Contact the General Register Office for help ordering a certificate or questions about an order.
General Register Office
firstname.lastname@example.org (for general enquiries)
Online form (for enquiries after you've applied for a certificate)
Telephone: 0300 123 1837
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1837
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm
Find out about call charges
General Register Office
PO Box 2
Personal information which you are required by law to provide for a registration will be kept by the relevant local registration officer.
The local registration officer to whom you supply information will also send a copy of this information to the General Register Office (GRO) for England and Wales so that a central record of all registrations can be maintained.
A copy of any register entry will be provided to any applicant, provided that they supply enough information to identify the entry concerned and pay the appropriate fee.
The copy may only be issued in the form of a paper certified copy (a "certificate").
An application for a certificate may be made to either the Local Register Office or to the GRO. The GRO makes indexes, for the central record of registrations, publicly available in order to help members of the public identify the registration they might need.
The Register Office also makes a local index available for this purpose.
The Local Register Office may also choose to make the information contained within local indexes available on line. This will be done in order to help members of the public identify the registration they might need.
Any information placed on line must be done in manner which is compliant with the Data Protection and Human Rights Act. Additionally, confidential information for statistical purposes which you are required by law to give to the local registration officer, and other information provided voluntarily, will be passed to the UK Statistics Authority for the preparation and supply of statistics.
As well as providing certificates, local registration officers and the GRO may make registration information available to other organisations, for the following purposes:
- Statistical or research purposes
- Administrative purposes by official bodies e.g. ensuring their records are up-to-date
- Fraud prevention or detection, immigration and passport purposes
For further information on data held by the Registrar General, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ips-privacy-policy
Staff at this local registration office will be able to provide further information on data held by the registration service.