Order birth certificates
You can buy copies of birth certificates for births registered in East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove.
Certificates are only available after the birth has been registered by a qualified informant.
If your certificate order is urgent, we recommend using our ‘Next Day Service’ as detailed below.
*Posted certificates are subject to Royal Mail delivery times in addition to the stated time frame.
- Please keep your order reference as you will need to quote it if there is a problem with your order. Call us on 0345 60 80 198 if something goes wrong.
- Your certificate(s) will be sent to the cardholder’s billing address.
- For the purposes of Public Protection and Counter Fraud, there are some additional restrictions on applications for certificates of births within the last 50 years.
- Your personal details are protected when using our online forms. Read our privacy statement and our privacy notice.
If the birth was registered outside East Sussex
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