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Please read this information before ordering your certificate

Southampton Registration Services are only able to supply certificates for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships that took place within the Southampton City Boundary since 1 July 1837. This is essentially if the event took place in postcode areas SO14-SO19. However, there are some exceptions due to boundary changes, so please check with the local authority to find which area where you should apply to or refer to Find a Register Office

If the event occurred outside of this region, you will need to apply directly to the relevant area. For example, neighbouring areas, such as Hythe, the New Forest, Totton or Eastleigh, fall under the control of the Hampshire Registration Service.

If you are unsure which area the birth, marriage, death or civil partnership took place in, a free online index service such as BMD or Find My Past may be able to help you.

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If the required information is not provided in the form, we may not be able to supply the certificate.

Order a birth certificate

Request a copy of a birth certificate using our online form:

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.

You will need the following information, other than payment card details which is required for all orders, the other information is required for births where the date of birth is less than 50 years prior to the date of application:

  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Forename(s) and Surname at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father’s surname and forenames (if stated on the entry)
  • Mother’s forename(s) and maiden surname (if applicable)

Order a Birth certificate


Order a Marriage certificate

Request a copy of a marriage certificate using our online form.

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.

You will need:

  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of the marriage (name of church or building)

Order a Marriage certificate


Order a Civil Partnership certificate

Request a copy of a civil partnership certificate using our online form. Please note: this is not a civil marriage, please order a marriage certificate instead (above).

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.

You will need:

  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Date of the civil partnership
  • Place of the civil partnership (name of church or building)
  • Address where the parties lived at the time of the civil partnership

Order a Civil Partnership certificate


Order a Death certificate

Request a copy of a death certificate using our online form:

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.

You will need the following information. Additionally*, where the deceased was under the age of 16 and died within the last 50 years, you will need to provide:

  • Relationship to deceased
  • Father’s forename and surname
  • Mother’s forename and surname
  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Forename(s) and Surname of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death/last known address
  • *Relationship to deceased
  • *Father’s forename and surname
  • *Mother’s forename and surname

Order a Death certificate


Customer survey

After ordering a certificate please fill in our customer survey. We are always interested in your feedback and ideas and appreciate your comments.

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Useful links

Official information on births, marriages and deaths - General Register Office

Other services of interest

Family history at the library and archives
How to apply for a passport