Certificates for birth, death, marriage and civil partnership
How to apply for a certificate.
The Enfield Registration Service can issue certificates for birth, death, marriage and civil partnership for events that occurred within the London Borough of Enfield. Our records start from 1837.
How do I apply?
There are two ways you can apply for a certificate, either in person or by post. Unfortunately, we do not have an online or telephone service at present.
In person - Please visit the Enfield Register Office, 1 Gentleman's Row, Enfield, EN2 6PS.
You will be given an application form to fill in upon arrival at the reception counter.
By post - If you cannot order your certificate in person then it's easy to order it by post. You can either fill in an application form or write a letter giving the required details.
If you apply by post, your certificate will be sent to you by standard second-class post.
Please enclose a first-class self-addressed envelope with your application form or letter as we will use your envelope to return your certificate. This makes the application process a bit quicker for you.
Send your application form or letter to, Enfield Register Office, 1 Gentleman's Row, Enfield, EN2 6PS. Please note: You also have the option of ordering your certificate online from the General Register Office. Click here to go to their website. Any queries about these orders should be directed to the Regisrar General on 0300 123 1837.
What details will I need to supply?
- The name, address and phone number of the person ordering the certificate;
- Type of certificate you are applying for;
- The purpose for which the certificate is required; and the
- Correct fee
For birth certificates please state:
- Full name at birth;
- Date of birth; and
- The name of the hospital or home address where the birth occurred.
For death certificates please state:
- Full name at death;
- Date of death; and
- The name of the hospital or address where the death occurred.
For marriage certificates please state:
- Full name of the groom;
- Full name of the bride before she married;
- Date of marriage; and
- The name of the church or building where the marriage took place.
For civil partnership certificates please state:
- Full names of both civil partners;
- Date the civil partnership was formed; and
- The name of the building where the civil partnership was formed.
What if I do not know all of the details?
If you are unsure about some of the details, such as where an event occurred, then it may not be possible to locate the entry you are looking for.
For example if you only know that the event happened in Edmonton, but don't know the name of the church or hospital, then your entry may be held at another register office as Edmonton district records are held at several different register offices. In these instances, we recommend that you contact the General Register Office as they hold all of the birth, death and marriage records for England and Wales. Please telephone 0300 123 1837 for more information.
Does it help if I've got a volume and page number?
Unfortunately, the volume and page numbers refer to the records held at the General Register Office only. They do not help us locate an entry at the Enfield Register Office.
How much does a certificate cost?
A certificate costs £10 each. If you are applying by post, please enclose a cheque or postal order, made payable to London Borough of Enfield.
If you order in person, you can pay by cash or with a debit or credit card. Cheques are not accepted at the reception counter.
How long does it take to issue my certificate?
Waiting times do vary, but we aim to issue all certificates within 15 working days from receipt of the request.
What do I do if I need my certificate quickly?
If you need a certificate in an emergency, a same-day service is available if you apply for your certificate in person. There is an additional fee to pay for this express service for each certificate ordered. The cost of one certificate with the express fee is £21.
Please apply for your certificate by 12noon to guarantee it will be available for you to collect at 3:30pm on the same working day. If you apply for your certificate after 12noon, then you will be able to collect your certificate the following working day at 3:30pm. Please note that this same-day service can be withdrawn without notice.
Alternatively, you can order your certificate using the General Register Office's express certificate service. Please call 0300 123 1837 for more details.
This page was last updated on 16-Apr-2013.