Request a copy of a birth certificate
You can get a copy of a birth certificate from the Register Office.
You can either:
- visit the Register Office - Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.45pm, or
- call 0191 424 6350 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 2.30pm
Appointments are not needed.
To find a record from a birth register you need to provide details regarding:
- where and when the birth occurred
- the full name of the person
Any other additional information, such as the parents name / age / occupation at the birth, may also help the registrar to find the correct record.
Copy certificates are available for £35 priority same day service (subject to availability) or £11 to be posted after 7 days.
Read more about ordering a certificate.