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Apply and pay for a copy birth certificate online

You can use this form to request a copy of a birth certificate.

Requests for certificates are usually processed in 5 working days after you apply. We offer a priority service for an extra £5.00 if you need the copy certificate sooner. For our priority service we aim to have the certificate ready on the same day as long as you apply by 12.00 midday and as long as you are able to provide exact information about the person.

Please note that you can only collect certificates during Register Office opening hours (Monday - Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm and Friday 8.30am-4.00pm). The Register Office is not open at weekends, bank holidays or extra statutory holidays.

For a copy birth certificate you must tell us 

  • The name of the person at the time of birth
  • The date and place of birth
  • The name of at least one parent
  1. Swansea Council is the data controller for the personal information you provide on this form. Your information will be used to provide you with the service that you have requested and will not be used for any other purpose. We will not share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent unless we are required or permitted to do so by law.

    Data protection law describes the legal basis for our processing your data as necessary for the performance of a contract. For further information about how Swansea Council uses your personal data, including your rights as a data subject, please see our corporate privacy notice on our website.
  2. Fields marked * are required
    1. Is the person you need a birth certificate for adopted? *
    2. Records of adoptions in England and Wales are held by the Registrar General. These relate to persons who have been adopted since 1 January 1927 under the Adoption Acts.

      A standard certificate is a full copy of the entry in the Adopted Children Register which, instead of particulars of parentage and birth registration, gives the date of birth (if known) and particulars of the adoption and adoptive parents.

      A short certificate shows only the name and bears no reference to adoption.

      Applications for adoption certificates should be made in writing to General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD.
    3. Did the birth take place in Swansea? *
    4. We only hold records for births that took place in Swansea. Please do not use this form if the certificate you require relates to a birth that occurred outside the Swansea district. You should instead apply to the Register Office nearest to where the birth took place.
  3. Details of birth certificate required
      1. Full name at birth
      1. Father / parent's full name
      2. Mother's full name
      1. Requirements

        Certificates are £10.00 each.

        Standard certificates - This is a full copy of the birth entry and includes particulars of parentage and registration.

        Most organisations will want to see a standard birth certificate and will not accept the short version. There is no difference in price between a standard and short birth certificate.

        Short certificate - A short certificate shows only the name and surname, sex, date of birth and district of birth.
        1. standard certificates
        1. short birth certificates
    1. Are you applying for your own certificate? *
  4. Your details
    1. Label
  5. Fee payable
    1. Certificates are available for collection from the Registrars offices in the Civic Centre, Swansea.

      If you are unable to collect them we are able to post them to you. An additional charge of £1.00 to cover postage will be added to your order.
    2. How would you like to receive your copy certificates *
    3. We are able to offer a same day service for requests received before 12pm. There is an additional fee of £5.00 for this service.
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    1. Are you a robot?
    2. When you click 'submit' you will be taken to our payment system. Please ensure that you fully complete your bank details and progress to the confirmation of payment. If we don't receive your payment we won't be able to process your request.
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