Certificates

The Ealing register office holds records of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships since 1837. Before July 1837 records were mainly held by the parish priest and most are now archived.

Applying for birth certificate

To apply for a certified copy of a birth record we need to know:

  • full name of the child (as registered at birth)
  • date of birth
  • Place of birth (eg hospital, home address)
  • parents names (as shown on the original registration)

Two versions of the birth certificate are available, the extract (short) certificate and the full certificate. The extract (short) certificate contains the child’s full name, gender, date of birth and place of birth. The full certificate contains the same information as the extract (short) certificate and also the parents’ details.

Applying for death certificate

To apply for a certified copy of a death record we need to know:

  • the deceased's full name
  • their date of death
  • where the person died

Applying for marriage certificate

To apply for a certified copy of a marriage record we need to know:

  • full names of the bride and groom
  • date of the marriage ceremony
  • name of the wedding venue

Applying for civil partnership certificate

To apply for a certified copy of a civil partnership record we need to know:

  • full names of both parties
  • date of the civil partnership ceremony
  • name of the venue

Two types of certificate are available, the extract (short) certificate and the full certificate. You need to know the address of the couple at the time of the civil partnership for a full certificate.

Incomplete information

The General Register Office hold records of all life events that took place within England and Wales and can carry out wider searches where details are not known. Submit an application to the general register office online or phone 0300 123 1837.

Service and charges

We offer two services in Ealing Register Office:

  • standard service - £15 per certified copy of the entry. We will produce each certificate within five working days of receipt of the application.
  • fast track service - £25 per certified copy of the entry. We will produce each certificate the same day, usually within 1 hour of receipt of the application.

All certificates are exact copies of the full record made at the time of the birth, marriage, death or civil partnership. The exception to this is the 'short birth certificate', which is an extract of the full record, and contains the name, date of birth and gender.

Extract (short) birth certificates are charged at £15 per copy and will be subject to the same service standard as above.

How to apply

To get a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate you can apply by post or in person at Ealing Register Office, or online from the General Register Office for England and Wales.

Apply online
Ealing Register Office is unable to accept online applications for certificates. However, an online application can be made through the General Register Office. Please note that the General Register Office is not part of Ealing Council and any queries regarding online applications must be made directly with them by calling 0300 123 1837

Apply by post
To apply by post please write to us with :

  • the full information required to apply for the relevant certificate
  • your contact details
  • the number of certificates required
  • a cheque or postal order made payable to “Ealing Council” for the required certificates
  • a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Send applications to:
Ealing Register Office, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, W5 2BY

Apply in person
Attend Ealing Register Office, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, W5 2BY

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

General index search

An opportunity for you to come into the register office to look through our indexes with the help of a registrar. This costs £18 for up to 6 hours in the register office between 9.30am and 3.30pm. You do not need to use the full 6 hours in one go. You can spread the time over a number of days. However you may need to be flexible with the time you come in.