Lost Birth Certificate

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Replacement Birth Certificate

We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling which comes with the realisation that you have misplaced an important document, a lost birth certificate can be particularly frustrating, since the cost of its disappearance often only becomes apparent when it’s needed most. If you need a quick replacement for a lost birth certificate – UK Certificates are here to help! 

Reasons for a lost birth certificate

  1. Moving Homes:When families move to a new home, important documents, like birth certificates, can sometimes get misplaced during the packing and unpacking process.
  2. Storage Changes:If important papers are kept in a storage unit or a less frequently used space, they might be accidentally misplaced or forgotten during reorganisation.
  3. Multiple Residences:In cases where individuals have multiple residences, such as staying part-time with divorced parents, the certificate might be left behind or lost during transitions.
  4. Everyday Mishaps:Birth certificates are often kept with other important papers, and they can be inadvertently mixed up, misplaced, or even discarded during routine activities like cleaning or organising.
  5. Natural Disasters:Unforeseen events like floods, fires, or other natural disasters can damage or destroy personal belongings, including important documents like birth certificates.
  6. Accidental Discarding:
  7. It can be easy to accidentally throw away important documents, thinking they’re no longer needed. This can happen during decluttering or when cleaning out old paperwork.
  8. Forgetting Where It’s Kept:People may forget where they’ve stored their birth certificate, especially if they don’t need it frequently. This forgetfulness can lead to a prolonged search or even loss.
  9. Borrowing for Verification:Occasionally, individuals may lend their birth certificate to someone for verification purposes (like a job application) and forget to retrieve it.
  10. Theft or Misplacement:In rare cases, theft or misplacement by someone with access to personal belongings can lead to the loss of important documents.
  11. Digital Alternatives:With the increasing use of digital records, some individuals may rely on electronic copies and unintentionally neglect the physical one, making it susceptible to loss.

It’s important for everyone to be mindful of the whereabouts of their birth certificate and other essential documents. Taking proactive steps, like keeping documents in a secure and easily accessible place, can help prevent such incidents. If a birth certificate is lost, individuals can follow the necessary steps to obtain a replacement, as outlined in forms used by the relevant government authorities.


Smoothing out a stressful process

Anyone who’s ever had to obtain a replacement birth certificate online will be well aware of just how taxing an ordeal it can be. If using the general registry office to obtain the document, your application can be subject to the longest of delays for the smallest of slip-ups.

Small mistakes like a misspelt name or number error can lead to your application being rejected. This means you will have to start all over at square one and return to the back of the queue. For those who need a replacement birth certificate at short notice, these delays can be infuriating.

At UK Certificates, we remove all of that unnecessary stress by handling the process for you. Since we have access to an official database of all UK residents, we can verify your contact information before submitting it to relevant authorities.

With over a decade of handling requests for lost birth certificates, we have helped over 100,000 people obtain a replacement.  This means we understand exactly what the authorities are looking for in your application. This means you’ll receive your documents in no time with minimum hassle.


A few simple questions

In contrast to many companies who offer lost birth certificate replacement services, we won’t bombard you with hidden fees or intrusive questions.  All we need from you are a few simple details. These allow us to check the remaining information against official vital records and fill out any missing details as necessary.

Should we encounter a discrepancy between the data you give us and what’s in our database, we will work to quickly rectify the issue.

To ensure you receive the best possible service for your particular needs, we provide the following three levels of service:

  • Standard – sent via Royal Mail within 10 working days
  • Standard Plus – sent via Royal Mail within 5 working days
  • Priority – sent via Royal Mail within 1 – 2 working days

Using Royal Mail as the provider for all of our delivery services gives you the guarantee that your documentation will arrive within the agreed timeframe and in excellent condition. Our different levels of service mean you only need to pay for what you need.

What’s next?

If you still have questions about the process, our friendly team will be happy to answer your queries. You can contact us via email or phone. We’re also committed to providing exemplary customer service throughout the entire process. So feel free to get in touch with us at any time.

If you’re ready to start your application process today and get a certified copy, simply fill in our online form, choose your delivery date and service and wait for your replacement certificate to arrive on your doormat. Managing your order online or via telephone is that simple!

If you have a newborn baby that you need to register click here for some important information.