The easiest way to get a replacement birth certificate is direct from the register office that holds the records.

We are only able to issue copy certificates if the event was registered in the Torbay district after 1837.

To buy a replacement certificate you should complete the online application below, we will then post out your certificate to you. A full refund will be given if the entry is not found.

Standard Service

The fee for a copy birth partnership certificate is £12.50.

Your certificate will be posted within 15 working days of receiving your application, by 2nd class post. For an additional fee of £1 your certificate will be posted 1st class.

Priority Service

We offer a priority service where the certificate will be sent out 1st class the next working day as long as you order by 3pm. This will cost £38.50 for each certificate. If you order certificates after 3pm on Friday your certificate will not be produced until the next working day.

When you get your certificates will depend on the postal service in your area. Allow a minimum of 21 days from the date posted for your order to arrive.

If your order has not arrived after 21 days, contact us at

We are unable to consider claims for certificates lost in the post that are made more than three months after the date posted or have been posted internationally.

Orders for certificates destined for international addresses should be made via the General Register Office for England and Wales using their priority service or call them direct on 0300 123 1837.

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