Can I Get a Copy of My Birth, Marriage, Death & Adoption Certificate Online?
So, you need a copy of a birth, marriage, death or adoption certificate? Chances are, you’ve lost your existing one and need a replacement quickly. It could be for a passport application, enrolling with a company or institution or just to claim benefits or pension contributions. In short, there are all kinds of reasons you may need a copy of your certificate – and most of them are pretty urgent.
Fortunately, the internet makes a lot of things faster in the modern day. From the basics like getting in touch with friends to more complex things like bank transactions and booking holidays, everything is easier and faster. Imagine having to go to the bank and fill out a form every time you need to split the bill or lend money to a friend.
So, how about replacing your birth, marriage, death and adoption certificates? Is that something that can be done online? And if so, how does it work?
Online certificate replacement
The good news is: yes, you can get an official replacement of the birth, marriage, death or adoption certificate you need online. It’s the same as the official copy you would get when applying in person through your local registry office. As such, it can be used for all legal purposes such as identification or applying for other legal documents.
If your provider has access to official records of information, they can then check over your details to make sure everything is present and correct before submitting your application. This is one of the biggest benefits of online applications, as it gives you the speed and simplicity that you came online for.
Being able to get a copy of a marriage, adoption, birth or death certificate online means you can do it from any device. As long as you have internet connection, you can apply from your phone or tablet as well as a laptop or desktop PC. That means you can do it from wherever you please. But does this include overseas?
As explained in our guide Can I Get a Replacement Certificate if I Am Overseas?, you can apply for your documents online if you’re in another country and have them posted to your overseas address. You can also have documents retrieved from UK embassies in other countries.