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Reduced copy certificates service

Gateshead register office is closed to the public until further notice.

We are running a limited service and can only issue certificates which are required for urgent legal purposes.

We will endeavour to continue to process your applications but cannot guarantee a timescale. If you require an urgent certificate, please call 0191 433 3000.

We hold the records of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Gateshead from 1837 onwards. You can search our records online.

How to apply for a copy certificate

Download an application form below, and then apply for the copy certificate by post or in person. You do not need an appointment to apply for a copy certificate.

You can also contact us by phone to request a copy certificate and pay in person by credit or debit card.

Icon for pdf Apply for a copy birth certificate [41.56KB]

Icon for pdf Apply for a copy adoption certificate [114.79KB]

Icon for pdf Apply for a copy death certificate [44.39KB]

Icon for pdf Apply for a copy marriage certificate [606.95KB]

Icon for pdf Apply for a copy civil partnership certificate [16.7KB]


Copy certificates from the Superintendent Registrar 
Standard or short certificate in person at Register Office (processed within 15 working days) £11

Application and receipt of certificate same day service (in person or first class post)


General searches at a Superintendent Registrar's office

Any certificates purchased as a result of a search are subject to charges above


Contact us

Gateshead Register Office
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3000

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