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.
Certificates cost £10 per copy plus £2.00 for post and packaging for the standard service. If you request the priority service this will cost an additional £22 per order.
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.
Place an order
Priority application service (available online only)
We offer a priority service for online orders of certificates for an additional £22 per order. The additional fee will be added to your order when you select priority service.
Your order must be received by us before 3:00pm for us to dispatch using first class post the next working day. Any applications received after 3:00pm 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 order by telephone. Please note there is a £6 handling fee charged for copy certificate orders made through the Customer Service Centre in addition to the certificate fee and post and packaging. To order by telephone please
contact 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.