How Can I Print A Free Birth Certificate?


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Unfortunately, there is no way of obtaining a birth certificate for free in the UK. However, if it is simply a blank birth certificate you are after, these can be easily downloaded for free via many different websites, all boasting different designs. One such website is

The only way you would be eligible for a free birth certificate is if you are a transsexual person whose birth was registered in the UK. You can then obtain what is known as a "short” birth certificate, which states your newly-acquired gender and name.

Acquiring copies of a birth certificate is not expensive. You can get a copy in four ways, and a fee of between £9.25 and £23.40 will be charged dependent on whether you apply in person, via post, on the telephone or through filling out an online form.

The standard fee for a copy is £9.25 and the delivery time is dependant on the amount of information you have on the birth, such as the certificate number. If you have the certificate number, (sometimes known as the GRO index number) delivery is within four working days. Without this number it can take a little longer and delivery can take up to 15 days. Priority service is £23.40 and will be sent out to you the following day via first-class post. Special delivery options can be arranged if you order over the telephone.

Good luck in getting a new birth certificate! Remember, government services such as Directgov will be able to provide impartial advice on the steps you need to take.


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