Replacement Birth Certificate Service
Having been asked to obtain an apostille for a birth certificate you may also need to obtain a replacement copy of the document. If you do not have access to the original certificate, or would prefer to process a copy, we can offer a quick certificate replacement service.
We order replacement birth certificates directly from the General Register Office (GRO), and offer two speeds of service. You can choose the expedite 2 day working service or a 15 day working service.
There are a number of reasons that you may need to use our GRO replacement service.
Here are just some of the reasons why people order replacement documents
Lost certificate – If you have lost the original birth certificate and need to obtain an apostille on the document you will need to order a replacement document. Photocopies and scans cannot be issued with the apostille. The apostille can only be attached to an official government issued certificate.
Certificates have sentimental value – Adding the apostille to a birth certificate will involve the physical apostille being placed on the back of your document, and an embossing stamp will be seen through the front of the document. If you would like to keep the original birth certificate in pristine condition then ordering a replacement provides you with peace of mind. You cancan keep the original document in your safe possession while we legalise the official replacement.
Old documents – When a document is legalised with the apostille, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) must verify the signature of the official who originally signed the document. The older the document, the greater the chance the registrar may have retired, or moved away, and this can cause a delay in verifying the signature. Birth certificates are put onto a general register, only accessible to the general registry office. When you receive a copy of the document from GRO, this is called a certified copy and the FCO recognise the official stamp which allows for swift processing of the apostille.
Overseas customers – If you are travelling overseas or you have moved abroad, it may work out cheaper and more time effective to have us order a GRO copy and have that document legalised. This will save you time and money using expensive and potentially unreliable postal or courier services.
Order your replacement birth certificate.
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You can call or email our office and someone in our team will be able to assist you with obtaining a replacement. Our team of document experts will be able to help you with every aspect of your order including processing time, fees and how to order.
Without too much hassle we can have a replacement birth certificate and apostille dispatched anywhere in the world in just a few days.
If you require a replacement birth, marriage or death certificate we can assist with the complete service.
Once we have the replacement document in hand, we can arrange for the birth certificate to have the apostille, organise full embassy attestation, and also provide a translation service if required. One email is all it takes to get started.