Order a copy of a death certificate

How to order a copy of a death certificate

You can order a death certificate online or by writing to us.

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

  • Full name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death

Online

You can order a death certificate by submitting our online form.

Start order

Order your certificate by post

Complete the application form to order a copy of a death certificate by post.

If you order your certificate by post, you should send the:

  • Completed application form
  • Your payment by cheque or postal order payable to 'Wandsworth Borough Council'

To:

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

Costs

  • £11 (standard service – produced within 15 working days)
  • £35 (priority service – temporarily suspended due to pandemic)

Owing to current national issues with the registration system it may not be possible to issue your certificate within advertised timelines. Once produced your order will be despatched by the following methods:

  • £2 (Signed For – 1st Class post)*
  • £7 (Special Delivery Guaranteed / Overseas)*

The special delivery option is advised. The Register Office and Wandsworth Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for certificates posted. If they do not arrive, you will be required to apply and pay the fees again.

*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.  

Deaths outside of Wandsworth

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

If the death was not in Wandsworth, you can:

  • Apply to the register office where the death took place
  • Apply to Her Majesty's Passport Office

If you're missing some details 

All records of deaths 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.