Manchester City Council

Manchester Arena attack

Manchester is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected, especially those who have lost loved ones or been injured and traumatised.

Sign the online book of condolence.

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Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Buy a copy certificate

What information is on a certificate?

Birth certificate

Full

Gives all details entered in the register:

  • name, gender, date and place of birth
  • father's name (if given at time of registration), place of birth and occupation
  • mother's name, place of birth, maiden surname and, after 1984, occupation

Registrations made before 1969 do not include details of the parents' place of birth and mother's occupation.

Short

  • name, gender, date of birth
  • place of registration

The price is the same for the full or the short certificate.

Death certificate

  • name, date and place of death
  • date and place of birth (before 1969 a certificate only showed age of deceased)
  • occupation and usual address
  • cause of death
  • the person who gave information for the death registration

Civil partnership certificate

  • Standard certificate - includes the partners' addresses (to buy, you must be able to provide the partners' full addresses)
  • Extract certificate - does not include the partners' addresses

Marriage certificate 

  • date and place of marriage
  • name, age and marital status/condition of the parties
  • occupation and usual address
  • name and occupation of each party's father (where recorded)
  • signatures of the witnesses
  • signature of the person who solemnised the marriage

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