Registration and certificates
Order a copy birth certificate
If you would like to order a birth certificate you need to provide the following information about the entry:
- Child's full name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Mother's full name
- Mother's maiden name
- Father's full name
Ordering a certificate
You can order online, in person, or by writing to us. Cheques or postal orders payable to 'Wandsworth Borough Council'.
- £11 (standard service – produced within 15 working days)
- £35 (priority service – produced by the next working day if ordered before 15:00)
Your certificate can be collected from our office or posted to you.
- £2 (Signed For – 1st Class post)
- £7 (Special Delivery Guaranteed / Overseas)
*Please ensure that there is someone at the address who can take delivery of your certificate as it must be signed for. Overseas postage must be paid for certificates sent outside the UK.
Births outside of Wandsworth
If a birth occurred outside the London Borough of Wandsworth you can order the birth certificate directly from the register office where the birth entry is held.
If the birth was not in Wandsworth, you can:
To request a copy of an adoption certificate, you will need to apply to the General Register Office.
Births outside of the UK
We only hold records of births registered in Wandsworth. If you were born overseas but registered with the British Consulate you will need to apply to the General Register Office for a copy certificate.
If you're missing some details
All records of births which took place in England and Wales will be held at the General Register Office (GRO). The GRO is able to carry out a much wider search in cases where details are not known. Order from GRO or call 0300 123 1837.