Apply for a copy certificate

You can apply and pay online for copy certificates for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership that occurred in Herefordshire through the links below.

For copy certificates from elsewhere or if you are overseas, you will need to contact the registration service for that area or visit the main General Register Office (GRO) website.

Cost of a copy certificate

A copy certificate costs £11. This is set by central government and is subject to change.

In addition to the £11 charge per certificate:

  • Postage within the UK is charged at standard first class post by Royal Mail (£1.35 from 2 April 2024). A maximum of 10 certificates are sent in one envelope
  • Postage overseas is charged at Royal Mail's International Tracked and Signed rate (£9.50 from 2 April 2024)

There is also a priority same-day service which costs £37 per certificate – if you order before 12 noon Monday to Friday we will issue and post these certificates within two hours of receiving your form and payment. If you order a certificate using this service after 12 noon or outside office hours we will send it on the next working day.

Processing times

If you are not using the priority same-day service, copy certificates will be posted within 15 days. Please allow time for deliveries to be made by Royal Mail before contacting us to chase certificates that have not arrived.