Birth certificates

​How to obtain full (long-form) birth certificates or copies.

If you don't yet have a certificate, you will need to register your baby's birth.

You can order full certificates for births that took place in Northamptonshire. A full birth certificate is required for a passport application.

Certificate fees

Certificates cost £11 per copy. If you request the priority service this will cost an additional £24 per certificate.

Order a copy or replacement birth certificate

Before you start

  • It's not possible to pick up copy certificates from our registration offices 
  • The quickest and easiest way to request a copy certificate is to apply online

Standard application service

We will post your certificate within seven working days of receipt of the order, using 2nd class post for standard applications.

Priority application service (available online only)

We offer a priority service for online orders of certificates for an additional £24 per certificate. The additional fee will be added to your order when you select priority service.

Your order must be received by us before 3pm for us to dispatch using first class post the next working day. Any applications received after 3pm will be dispatched by first class post the day after the next working day.

To take advantage of the priority service, please select this option on the order form.

Place an order

Other ways to order

You can telephone by contacting Northamptonshire Registration Service.

Making changes to a birth certificate

If you wish to make changes to an existing birth certificate, for example to add the father's name or to change either parent's name after marriage, you will need to make an appointment to register the birth again.