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Request a copy marriage certificate

Request a copy marriage certificate

We can provide copy marriage certificates when you need an official replacement or are researching your family tree.

If the marriage was not in Gateshead, you will need to apply for the certificate in the district where it took place. You can find the Register Office for that area at www.gov.uk/register-offices

Request a copy marriage certificate

Details required

You will need to provide the following information:

  • location of marriage
  • date of marriage
  • first and last names of each spouse

Without these details we will be unable to issue a certificate. If you cannot provide this information and would like further advice, please contact the Registrars Office.

If the marriage took place in any of the churches listed below between the dates indicated, you will need to contact a different office for a copy certificate.

Before 1 July 1837Our Lady of Lourdes, Chopwell
Sacred Heart, Byermoor
St Agnes, Crawcrook
St Albans, Pelaw
St Anne, Winlaton
St Augustines RC, Leam Lane
St Joseph, Blaydon
St Joseph, Highfield
St Joseph's, Birtley
St Mary and Thomas Aquinas, Blaydon
St Marys, Whickham
St Patricks, Felling
St Philip Neri, Dunston
Durham Register Office
1 July 1938 to 31 March 1974St Albans, Pelaw
St Augustines, Leam Lane
St Patricks, Felling
South Tyneside
Our Lady of Lourdes, Chopwell
Sacred Heart, Byermoor
St Agnes, Crawcrook
St Anne, Winlaton
St Joseph, Blaydon
St Joseph, Highfield
St Joseph's, Birtley
St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas, Blaydon
St Marys, Whickham
St Philip Neri, Dunston
Bishop Auckland

 

Certificate costs

View our fees and charges page for copy certificate costs. Payment is required at the time of requesting the certificate.
 

Standard service

For standard requests, certificates are normally available for collection or posted out within 15 days, although it may take longer when demand is high.

If you need your certificate for a specific date that is less than 15 working days away, plus an allowance for delivery time, we advise you to use the priority service.

Priority service

For priority requests, the certificate will be available for collection or posted out the next working day. For this service, we must receive your application by 2pm to guarantee next working day postage or collection.


Contact us

Gateshead Register Office
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 3000

registeroffice@gateshead.gov.uk