UK GRO Certificates provides a fast and simple service to obtain an official Birth Certificate British Forces and the British Consul or High Commission in the country where they took place.
We provide only the Long/Full version birth bertificate and these can be used when applying for a first British Passport, driving licence, job application or providing proof of age when claiming a pension.
Birth records are limited to the beginning of civil registration within each country. For England and Wales Order online for any event which took place on or after 1st July 1849 to the current date provided you have sufficient information to identify the entry. A 3 year search for the index reference will be carried out.
Order British Overseas Birth Certificate - Despatch within 10 to 12 working days
Order British Overseas Birth Certificate - Despatch within 2 ot 4 working days
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Due to the variety in format of overseas records, it depends on the type of record the certificate is produced from.
Birth certificates normally include:
The certificates are always produced by an official registration office and can be validated at any time.
Under UK law, birth certificates are known as Public Records which means that any person can apply for a copy of any certificate, providing that they know the details of the birth that is required. This can be helpful for both government and legal services needing proof of birth, as well as family history (genealogy) researchers looking to discover new ancestors. Please note however that where we believe an application to be connected with an attempt to obtain information for the purposes of identity fraud, the application may be rejected and details passed to the relevant police authority.
If the child has subsequently been adopted, the birth certificate can only be obtained if the original birth name of the child is known. We cannot issue a birth certificate under an adopted name, unless the adopted name is the same as the birth name. In these cases, you should apply for an Adoption Certificate instead. The birth certificate of an adopted person will be written on showing that the birth certificate is now out of date as it has been superseded by the adoption. Therefore it will rarely be needed for any official purpose, with the Adoption Certificate replacing the birth certificate for official purposes.