Manchester City Council

Sign our book of condolence

Our hearts go out to Barcelona and Cambrils in the wake of the sickening incidents on 17 August 2017. Manchester stands in solidarity.

Sign our book of condolence.

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Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Buy a copy certificate

Apply for a copy certificate

To apply, make sure you have the right information.

You can apply online for copy certificates.

If you want to apply by post or in person, download an application form then send it or go to:

Standard Service

Total cost: £11

This is made up of a £10 certificate cost, and £1 postage (including VAT). If applying in person, certificates will be available for collection or posted within 5 working days. If applying online or by post we aim to process your application within 5 working days.

Premium Service

This service is only available for events registered from 1917 onwards.

In person

Total cost: £21

This is made up of a £10 certificate cost, and £11 non-refundable same day service charge per application. Certificates will usually be available within 1 hour. Premium service applications must be received by 3.30pm for them to be processed the same day.

Online or by Post

Total cost: £28.50

This is made up of a £10 certificate cost, £11 non-refundable same-day service charge, and a £7.50 (including VAT) postage charge per application.

The certificates will be posted using Royal Mail's guaranteed next day delivery, to the UK mainland and for overseas applicants will be sent Royal Mail Airsure or international signed for delivery. Applications must be received by 12 noon for them to be processed the same day.

How to pay

You can pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque or postal order (made payable to Manchester City Council)
  • credit/debit card (required for online purchases)

A VAT receipt will be sent to you, with your certificate, to show VAT paid on postage.

 

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