Copies of Marriage and Civil Partnership certificates

Copies of Marriage certificates

We are in the process of digitalising our paper indexes. These will be off-site until June 2017. During this period we will be unable to produce certain certificates or perform extensive searches. 

Applications should be made to the General Register Office for the following records:

  • Register Office marriages before 1957
  • All church marriages where the exact place and date of marriage is not known

Applications can be made online at or by telephone on 0300 123 1837. A priority service is available.

For Register Office marriages after 1957 certificate applications should be made to Wandsworth Register Office.

If you would like to order a marriage certificate you need to provide the following information about the entry:

  • Full name of bride(s)
  • Full name of groom(s)
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

Order online

You can order a certificate online and pay by debit or credit card. You may collect your certificate 3 working days after ordering it or we can post it to you.

  • £10 (collect after 3 working days)
  • £11 (sent by first class post)
  • £17 (sent special delivery, including overseas)

Order in person

You can order a certificate in person at the Register Office. You may order a copy certificate at the following times: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

  • £30 - Express service (within 1 hour)
  • £20 - Next day service (collect at the same time the next day)
  • £10 – Standard service (collect after 3 working days)

We do not offer the express service for pre-1900 birth, death or marriage certificates.

Order by post

Send an application form or a letter and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

The Register Office
The Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London SW18 2PU

Cheques or postal orders payable to 'Wandsworth Council'.   

  • £11 (sent by first class post)
  • £17 (sent special delivery, including overseas)

Your letter should include:

  • full name at time of birth
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • both parents' full names
  • number of certificates required
  • a contact telephone number and email address so that we can contact you directly.

Delivery outside the UK

If you do not live in the UK, you can still order a certificate if the marriage took place in Wandsworth.

Order copy of a certificate online or by post. Please select the special delivery option for post.

Marriages outside of Wandsworth

If a marriage occurred outside the London Borough of Wandsworth you can order the marriage certificate directly from the register office where the marriage entry is held.

If the marriage was not in Wandsworth, you can:

  • apply to the register office where the marriage took place
  • apply to Her Majesty's Passport Office

If you're missing some details

All records of marriages 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. You can order a certificate online or at 0300 123 1837.

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