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Important Information

WHAT CAN I BUY ?

Birth certificates

The birth must either have been have taken place within a Northumberland Hospital, or have been a home-birth within Northumberland and have taken place after 1837.

Death certificates

The actual death must have taken place within Northumberland and have taken place after 1837.

Marriage certificates

The marriage must have taken place within Northumberland and have taken place after 1837. View a list of licensed premises here.

Civil Partnership

The partnership must have taken place within Northumberland and have taken place after 1837. View a list of licensed premises here.

HOW MUCH DO THEY COST ?

  • £11 (standard service - to be posted second class)
  • £35 (priority service - to be posted first class)
  • *First purchase of certificates, (deaths and births within the first 4 weeks of registration) will be charged at £11. Please use the standard service (fee - £11 per certificate). We will be monitoring the orders and sending death certificates out first class within 24 hours, as a priority. Births will be posted first class within 5 weeks.

HOW LONG WILL THEY TAKE TO ARRIVE?

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages - standard service (UK) – orders are being processed and posted second class with in 7 weeks of the order
  • Birth, Deaths and Marriages - priority service (UK) – orders are being processed within 24 hours of order receipt by 2pm (Mon-Fri) and posted first class
  • First purchase of Deaths certificates – orders will be processed within 24 hours of registration and posted first class.
  • First purchase of Birth certificates – order will be processed within 5 weeks of registration and posted second class.
  • Applications from abroad:
  • Payments should be in pounds sterling by a cheque drawn with a UK address, accompanied by international reply paid coupons.
  • Please allow 28 days for delivery.
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