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Order a civil partnership certificate

You can order a civil partnership certificate from the General Register Office or the local register office where the partnership was registered.

What personal details are on a civil partnership certificate?

There are two types of certificate following a civil partnership. One version includes the partners addresses at the time of registration and the other does not.

Both types of certificate include:

  • date and place of civil partnership
  • name, date of birth and status of each partner e.g. single, dissolved partnership
  • occupation of each partner
  • name and occupation of each partners parents
  • names of the witnesses

If you wish to apply for a certificate with addresses, you must provide the addresses of both civil partners as recorded at the time the partnership was registered.

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How to order a civil partnership certificate

You can order a certificate from the General Register Office or the local register office where the event took place.

Extra copies of the same certificate can be issued at the same time for all applications for a fee of 7.00.

From 6 April 2010, General Registry Office fees will be changing. Additional copies of certificates will cost the same price as the first certificate ordered.


You can order a civil partnership certificate online. You need full details of the event or supply the certificate index reference. You can pay online too.

You can find out more about using the certificate index reference using the article below.

How much will it cost to order online?

Standard Service

If you supply the certificate index reference, the certificate is sent within 4 working days. Without the reference, it is sent within 15 working days.

  • full certificate, with index reference supplied - 7.00
  • full certificate, without index reference supplied - 10.00

From 6 April 2010, all standard service certificates will cost 9.25.

Priority Service

If you order by 4.00 pm, your certificate is sent the next working day.

  • full certificate, with index reference supplied - 23.00
  • full certificate, without index reference - 26.00

From 6 April 2010, all priority service certificates will cost 23.40.

Ordering a certificate by telephone or post

You can order a certificate by telephone or post from either the General Register for all events registered in England or Wales, or from the local register office where the event took place.

Telephone

Call +44 (0)845 603 7788, Monday to Friday 8.00 am 8.00 pm, Saturday 9.00 am 4.00 pm. You can pay with Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Solo or Maestro.

Post

You need to download and complete the application form below.

Send the form and the correct payment either by cheque, postal order or credit card, to: General Register Office, PO Box2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD.

Make cheques, postal orders or international drafts payable to 'IPS' (Identity and Passport Service). Please do not send cash.

Do not fax or photocopy your application.

  • Download 'Civil Partnership Application' form (PDF, 77K)
  • Download 'Overseas Civil Partnership Application' form (PDF, 77K)
  • Help with PDF files

How much will it cost to order by post or phone?

Standard Service

If you supply the certificate index reference, the certificate will be sent within 4 working days. Without the reference, it will be sent within 15 working days.

  • full certificate, with or without address - 8.50 (from 6 April 2010this will cost 9.25)

Priority Service

If you order by 4.00 pm, your certificate will be sent the next working day.

  • full certificate, with or without address - 24.50 (from 6 April 2010this will cost 23.40)

For events in Scotland or Northern Ireland

You can contact the relevant General Register Office using the links below.

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