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England - How To Obtain a Copy of Marriage Certificate

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Order by Online
Order by Telephone
  • You can order marriage certificates by telephone from the General Register Office or you can contact the local register office where the event took place.
  • Call +44 (0) 300 123 1837, Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, or Saturday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
  • The General Register Office accepts Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Visa Debit or Maestro.
Order by Post
  • Download and complete the marriage certificate applications form. Please read the accompanying guidance notes before you complete your application form.
  • Send the completed form, with the correct payment by cheque or postal order, to General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD.
  • Make cheques or postal orders payable to 'IPS' (Identity and Passport Service).


Required Documents[edit]

  • Your ID card
  • Residential Proof

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

For your local register office follow link

Mailing Address

Register Office,
PO Box 2,
PR8 2JD.



You and your partner can apply for your own Marriage Certificate


Standard Service

All standard service certificates, including each additional copy, cost 9.25.

Priority Service

All priority service certificates, including each additional copy, cost 23.40.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time[edit]

Standard Service

If you supply the certificate index reference, the certificate is sent within four working days. Without the reference, it will be sent within 15 working days.

Priority Service

If you order by 4.00 pm on a working day, your certificate is sent the next working day by First Class post. Special Delivery options are only available on telephone orders.

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  • You can order official marriage certificates for events registered in England and Wales from the General Register Office (GRO).
  • It is easy to order certificates online using the General Register Office (GRO) online ordering service.
  • You can also order a certificate by telephone, post or from the local register office where the event took place.
  • Extra copies of the same certificate can be issued at the same time for all applications.
  • There is a fee of 9.25 for standard service and 23.40 for priority service.
  • Make cheque or postal orders payable to 'IPS' (Identity and Passport Service).

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name and occupation of bride and grooms fathers
  • Contact address
  • Telephone Number


Need for the Document[edit]

If you need to obtain your marriage certificate or if you would like to have an additional copy of your marriage certificate you can obtain one by following the procedure given below.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A Marriage certificate can typically be used as a proof of marriage and other legal purposes.

External Links[edit]

Directgov - Information you need to order a birth, death or marriage certificate

Directgov - Order birth, marriage and death certificates



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