Apply for a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place within the borough of Ealing, copy certificates can be requested online, by post or in person from Ealing Register Office.

If they did not take place within this borough, you can apply online to GRO the General Register Office for England and Wales.

Please note the following hospitals are not based in Ealing, so will have to apply to either GRO or the borough listed:

  • Queen Charlottes (and Chelsea) Hospital - Hammersmith and Fulham Council
  • Northwick Park Hospital - Brent Council
  • West Middlesex Hospital - Hounslow Council
  • Hillingdon Hospital - Hillingdon Council

We can usually offer a same-day fast track service for certificates - subject to staffing.   The standard service is five working days. All certificates will be posted out by recorded delivery as collecting in person is currently suspended. Read the schedule of fees and charges for more information.

We may be unable to produce your marriage certificate if the register is still with the religious building. In this case you will need to apply directly to the religious building.

How to apply

If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership took place within the borough of Ealing:

Many of our staff are now working remotely due to the government restrictions on Coronavirus. Where possible please make payments online to help us process your request more quickly.

Please allow three weeks for all applications to be processed.

Certificate services will be suspended from 16 December 2021 to 6 January 2022. Any certificates ordered during this period, will be processed and actioned after 6 January and will take a minimum of one week to be issued. 

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To apply by post please write to us with:

  • the information required for the certificate(s) - see the details we need to know
  • your contact details
  • number of certificates required
  • cheque or postal order made payable to "Ealing Council" including postage costs. We only use recorded or special delivery to send out certificates. 
  • stamped self-addressed envelope
  • postage costs are £2 for the certificate to be sent via 1st class recorded delivery or £6.50 for special delivery.

and send to:

Ealing Register Office
Perceval House
14/16 Uxbridge Road
Ealing W5 2HL

Urgent request

If you urgently need a copy of a certificate we can usually provide a same-day service if you apply in person before 3pm (Monday to Friday). Please see the schedule of fees and charges that apply.

Outside the borough

If the event took place outside of the borough of Ealing you will need to apply online to the General Register Office (this is not a service of Ealing Council).