If you require a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate that has been registered in England or Wales, you can normally order a copy from the General Register Office via Her Majesty's Passport Office. For recent events registered within the last six months (for marriages this period is extended to 18 months), applications for duplicate certificates should be made to the Register Office in the district where the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place and not to the General Register Office.
Certificate Services Section
General Register Office
PO Box 2
Tel: 0300 123 1837
If you require a copy of a decree absolute or dissolution of a civil partnership, you can normally contact the court in which the divorce, dissolution or annulment was granted. The website below has an address search which can be used to find the contact details of the court. You may be able to obtain a copy from the Principal Registry of the Family Division.
The Principal Registry of the Family Division
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
Tel: 020 7947 6000 (switchboard)