Copies of birth, death and marriage certificates from 1837 to the present day, that took place in Wirral, are available from the Wirral Register Office.

Some indexes are also available at the Cheshire births, marriages and deaths website.

Apply for a copy certificate (excluding Family History certificates)

To apply for a Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership certificates using this form (excluding family history certificates). You must pay in advance when you complete your application. You can use a debit or credit card.

Currently, we cannot accept family history requests using this process. Please apply to the General Register Office for England and Wales.

You should not use this form to apply for a birth certificate for someone who has been adopted. All requests should be made to the General Register Office. You can find more information on the General Register Office website

We cannot post certificates to addresses that are not in the UK.

Apply for a copy certificate

Certificate fees

Priority applications delivered by post

If you need the certificate quickly we offer a Priority Service (this service is not provided for family history requests). The cost is £35 per certificate, this will guarantee that certificates are produced and posted first class on the same day.

The application and payment must be received by 1pm Monday to Friday for it to be posted the same day. If a priority certificate is ordered after these times, then it will be posted first class the next working day.

No guarantee can be given when the certificates will be delivered. This is a matter for the Post Office. The Register Office accepts no responsibility for the safe delivery of postal applications once they have left the Register Office.

Priority applications in person

Certificates can be ordered and collected from the register office on the same working day. The cost is £35 per certificate.

Certificates can be picked up a minimum of two hours after they have been ordered. They can be collected between 11.00am and 3.00pm:

  • certificates ordered overnight, before 9.00am, can be collected from 11.00 am
  • certificates ordered after 1pm will be available to collect from 11am the next working day  

Standard applications

Certificates will be produced within 5 working days and sent by second class post. The cost is £11 per certificate and sent by second class post. No guarantee can be given when the certificates will be delivered. This is a matter for the Post Office. The Register Office accepts no responsibility for the safe delivery of postal applications once they have left the Register Office.

How fees for certificates are set

The fees relating to certificates, notice of marriage and corrections are statutory charges set by the Registrar General for England and Wales and can be viewed on the government website.