Certificates and Corrections
- New: you can now order and pay for certificates online
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.
We can supply copies of births, deaths and marriage certificates that have taken place in the Haringey area since 1837. Copies of full certified Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership certificates are £10 each plus additional fees as outlined below.
- Counter and telephone orders
- Certificates for events outside the Haringey area
- Obtaining copies of divorces (Decree Absolutes)
- Family history
- Contact us
Our telephone number is 020 8489 2605 and our address is Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8LE (use N22 9SB for satnavs). The counter is open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We close at 1pm on the first Thursday of each month.
For the statutory fee we can issue certificates for collection after two clear working days or posted out to you (see postal fees below). For example certificates ordered on a Monday will be ready on the Thursday. Those ordered on a Friday will be ready the following Wednesday.
We charge £1 for standard postage and £6 for Recorded and Overseas post. You are welcome to send your own Stamped Addressed Envelope if you wish to avoid postal fees.
Same Day Monday to Friday Certificate Service
For an additional fee of £16 per certificate for orders placed before 11.30am we can have your certificate ready for collection at 3.30pm. Orders placed after 11.30am will be ready at 3.30pm the following working day.
Express 1 Hour Service (Monday to Friday)
For an additional fee of £31 per handwritten certificate we can sometimes issue your certificate within 1 hour. Printed certificates can be issued within one hour for an additional fee of £21 per certificate. Orders can be placed up until 3pm for same day service. This service may be withdrawn at busy times.
You can apply for these in person and by phone. Payment will be taken at the time the order is placed.
Please contact the Register Office that covers the area where the event occured, alternatively the General Register Office (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 pay online, over the phone by calling 020 8489 2605 or at the Counter using a Credit or Debit Card. 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 - external link) and the Whittington Hospital.
The General Register Office (GRO) holds records on births, deaths and marriages across the whole of England and Wales. Certificates can be requested from GRO online (external link).
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 General Register Office (GRO) is producing a public database of birth, death and marriage entries. The database (as of November 2016) holds records up until 1983, but is being updated by volunteers all of the time. 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.
For more extensive family history research, it is helpful if you ring for an appointment. The fee for a general search is £18. Please call 020 8489 2605 to 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 General Register Office (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 be made via the Register Office or direct to GRO The forms for corrections can be found on GOV.UK (external link).
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 call us on 020 8489 2605 or use one of the links below to complete an online enquiry form:
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