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Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Application for a certified copy of a Hampshire birth entry

If you, or the person whose certificate you are applying for, were born in Hampshire (excluding Portsmouth and Southampton) you can apply to us for a copy certificate. If this is not the case, you will need to contact the relevant register office.

Please note, if you are adopted, you need to visit our website to make sure you are applying for the right certificate.

 Terms and conditions

If we can locate your required entry the copy certificate will be issued within 7 working days and posted to you.

If you need your copy certificate issued within 24 hours please select our priority service under section 3 Requirements.

If you require your copy certificate urgently, for an additional charge of £13, you can select our priority 24-hour service. Your certificate will be issued within 24 hours (this applies to working days only i.e. a priority certificate application received on a Friday will be issued the following Monday (unless a Bank Holiday in which case it would be issued on the Tuesday).

Please note the priority search fee is non-refundable as it is the fee levied for the priority search, regardless of the result of that search.

Please note: Fields marked with a * are required and must be completed.

1. Details of person applying for the certificate

Debit/Credit card billing address
Yes  No 
Delivery address
Contact details
Certificate details
Yes  No 

2. Details of the birth certificate required

Full name at time of birth

 Please enter the full name at birth

If the forename is not known please enter "not known".

Date and place of birth

We are unable to search for more than 3 years (see further information on on our website at:


Town/Village or City, Home address (if known) or Registration District stated on index

Other Information
Father's full name
Mother's full name

3. Requirements

Priority service (please tick if you wish your certificate to be issued within 24 hours)
Please note: the priority search fee is non-refundable if we are unable to locate your required entry
Number of certificates required

 Please state the number of certificates you require.

The cost of a standard certificate is 10.00.

 Send request

After sending these details, you'll next be prompted to pay for the certificate(s).
Your request will only be recorded once you have made a payment.


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