What Information Do I Need for a Replacement Birth, Marriage, Death or Adoption Certificate?
One of the first questions when applying for a replacement birth, marriage, death or adoption certificate is “what information do I need?”. Nobody wants to begin the application process before realising they need to root out another pile of documents for extra details. This guide looks at what information is required, and how to make sure everything is present and correct.
Sending off your documents
An initial worry for replacement certificate applications is that you will need to send off other documents to get the birth, marriage, death or adoption certificate you need.
Don’t worry. At UK Certificates, we don’t require any additional documents. Instead, we simply ask for a few details about yourself. So, you don’t need to waste time and money sending off your documents only for us to use it for one bit of information.
What do we ask for?
Applying for a replacement certificate with UK Certificates is refreshingly simple. Our application form only asks for simple details, rather than unnecessary additional information:
Where the event was registered
The names on the certificate – including parents or relatives in some cases
Dates of the event and/or registration
Location or name of institution (hospital or registry office, for instance)
What if I don’t have that information?
In some cases, it’s easy to reel off the details needed. Things like the name on a birth certificate are simple to fill in and you find you can provide everything we ask for. Some applicants may find, however, that they can’t remember the exact name on a certificate, or the maiden name of the person they’re applying on behalf of. That’s not a problem.
UK Certificates has access to official records of information, so we can check over everything on your application form before submitting it to get your official replacement certificate. Rather than just using this information to fill in an application for you, we can use it to find additional information and ‘fill in the blanks’ so to speak.
What about errors?
This also applies for any mistakes on your application. Even when you’re certain about names, dates or locations, it might not match with official records for whatever reason. With other providers, you could have your application rejected for a small error.
Not with UK Certificates. We check your details against the official records to ensure they’re ready to go before being submitted. If there is anything we can’t find or correct using our records, we will get in touch with you promptly to get things completed swiftly.
Simple, quick and hassle-free
Because we only ask for a few details, fill in any blanks and correct any errors, we make it fast and easy to get the replacement certificate you need. Whether it’s a birth certificate, marriage certificate, adoption certificate or death certificate, we want to take the job off your plate and get it done. Get started with your application today.