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Purchasing certificates

Certificates can be provided for marriages, civil partnerships, births or deaths that were registered within the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.

Please note that we cannot respond to written enquiries to look up entries for family history research. All requests must be made on the certificate application form, with payment. Find further family research information.

Apply for a certificate

If the event occurred outside the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

The Richmond upon Thames Register Office cannot provide certificates for events that did not take place or were not registered within this borough. The Register Office for the borough in which the event occurred will need to be contacted to make a request.

Please be aware that some websites offer to provide copy certificates. We recommend that certificates are ordered direct from a local Register Office or from the General Register Office.

The application process

You can apply online or at Richmond upon Thames Register Office. The application must be completed with relevant details of the event in order for us to search the register and find the entry. We will advise within 15 working days if we are able to provide the requested certificates.

Owing to industrial action by Royal Mail please allow extra time for your delivery to arrive.

The types of service

Standard Service

Certificates are issued within 15 working days (usual turnaround five working days) and can be collected or posted by signed for delivery. We cannot send a certificate without a tracking method.

The special delivery option is advised. The Register Office and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames cannot accept responsibility for certificates posted. If they do not arrive, you will be required to apply and pay the fees again.

Updated: 07 May 2024

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