Certificates and Corrections
- Certificates for Haringey births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
- Certificates for events outside the Haringey area
- Obtaining copies of divorces (Decrees Absolute)
- Family history
- Contact us and payment
Upcoming changes on 4 May
Please note: Places of worship will no longer be able to issue certificates from Tuesday 4 May 2021. They can only be ordered from us or from the General Register Office (GRO) - GOV.UK (external link)
Places of worship marriage registers will be being returned to the register office, so unfortunately there will be delays with some place of worship orders.
We are not currently accepting walk-in customers - please order certificates online via the button below.
We only hold records for events that have taken place in the Haringey area (not for the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals). Birth, death and marriage records are held by the area where the event occurred.
Payment is by credit or debit card and not cash or cheques
We can supply copies of birth, death and marriage certificates that have taken place in the Haringey area since 1837. Copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates are £11 for standard service (ordered online)
Certificates for the whole of England and Wales including Haringey can be ordered from the GRO by calling 0300 123 1837 or online on the GRO website (external link). We no longer offer a one hour service but we will always do our best to meet your needs. Please order certificates online, we will despatch orders as soon as is practically possible.
Please contact the Register Office that covers the area where the event occurred, alternatively the GRO hold records for the whole of England and Wales. GRO can be contacted by calling 0300 123 1837. Orders can also be placed online with GRO (external link).
You can order and pay online or at the Counter using a Credit or Debit Card, cash and cheques are not accepted.
We do not hold records for events that have taken place in other districts including birth and death records for events at the North Middlesex Hospital (Enfield) and the Whittington Hospital (Islington).
The GRO holds records on births, deaths and marriages across the whole of England and Wales including Haringey. Certificates can be requested from GRO online (external link) or by calling 0300 123 1837.
Register Offices do not hold records of UK divorces. Please visit GOV.UK (external link) for further information on how to obtain a copy of a UK divorce.
The GRO is producing a public database (FreeBMD) of birth, death and marriage entries. The database is being updated by volunteers all of the time and not all records are currently on the database. If you do not know where an event occurred please use the FreeBMD website (external link) to assist with your search. Please then contact the relevant Register Office or GRO to obtain the certificate. Register Offices can be located by entering the postcode for the place of death (external link).
For more extensive family history research, it is helpful if you arrange to come in to do a general search of the indexes. The fee for a general search is £18, please request this using the enquiry forms at the bottom of this page. We can then arrange a time and date to gain access to our Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership indexes.
- Visit our Archives and Local History page for more family history resources.
If you discover that the details on a birth, death or marriage certificate are incorrect you can apply to the GRO for a correction (fees apply).
To apply you must submit supporting documents showing the error along with the correct application form. Applications can be made via the Register Office or direct to GRO - see the forms for corrections at GOV.UK (external link).
Payments for corrections can be made using our secure payment e-form.
Please note that GRO do not have a form for Civil Partnership corrections. Applications for corrections to Civil Partnerships should be made in writing direct to GRO with supporting evidence of the error.
If you have a general enquiry about our services please use one of the links below to complete an online enquiry form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment e-form - note: payment for certificates is normally taken as part of the online ordering process.
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