Apply For A Birth Certificate
Why You Might Need To Apply For A Birth Certificate
Nowadays, one prevalent situation arises when applying for a job. Since November 2008, it’s a requirement for job candidates to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK and one of the main reasons we see people needing to apply for a birth certificate.
There are various other instances where having to apply for a birth certificate replacement might be essential, such as applying for a British passport, securing a spot in nursery or school, obtaining a driving license, or preparing for marriage, among other reasons.
Understanding the Types of UK Birth Certificates
If you find yourself in need of having to apply for a replacement birth certificate, we’re here to help. When it comes to supplying birth certificates, UK Certificates typically provides the full version copy certificates.
There are two main types of birth certificates: the full version and the short version. The full version copy certificate includes comprehensive identifying details about the event, while the short version does not.
In a full version copy, you’ll find the child’s name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, and parent’s full names if applicable. If a parent didn’t attend the registration, their name won’t be recorded. Additionally, the home address and occupations of the parents, along with the date of registration and the registrar’s name, are included.
On the other hand, a short version only lists the child’s name, date, and place of birth. For purposes of identification, the full version certificate is necessary.
Applying For Copies of Birth Certificates from Overseas
If the birth of a child was not registered in the UK but occurred on a British armed forces base or while the parents were working abroad in a diplomatic capacity for the UK Government, the record can still be obtained easily
Our services now extend globally, and we can source certificates from various partner countries, including the USA, Caribbean, Canada, Spain, France, Poland, Germany, and the Republic of Ireland. To inquire about our assistance with overseas events, you can submit your request through the contact form or call us at 01706 826109.
We are here to help and will gladly assist you wherever possible with your birth certificate replacement request.
Applying For A Birth Certificate: A Simple Guide
Accessing UK birth records is open to the public, allowing anyone to place an order. However, protective measures under data protection legislation are in place to prevent fraudulent activities.
When ordering a copy birth certificate for events within the last 50 years, providing full identifying details is essential. Beyond 50 years, the legislation is less strict. In either case, there’s no requirement for a signed release or other forms of identification to obtain a replacement certificate.
The most straightforward method of ordering is through the website application form. Recognising that not everyone is comfortable with computers, we also offer the option of placing orders via telephone for your convenience.