For births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that occurred in Sunderland you can buy copies of certificates online. You'll need a debit or credit card to pay for your certificate.
Copy certificates purchased through our standard service are £11 each and are issued within 5 working days of payment being made.
Fast Track Service
We offer a fast track service should you urgently require a copy certificate. Copy certificates purchased through our fast track service are £35 each.
Orders paid for before 12pm will be guaranteed first class posting on the same day OR can be collected from the Registrar's office between 4pm and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm to 4:30pm Friday.
Orders paid for after 12pm will be guaranteed first class posting on the next working day OR can be collected the next working day from the Registrar's office between 4pm and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm to 4:30pm Friday.
All copy certificates are 'certified copies'. They are the same as the certificate issued upon initial registration. If you have been asked for an original copy of a certificate, it is likely that a 'certified copy' will suffice. However, this should be confirmed with the organisation requesting sight of the certificate.
Other ways to request copy certificates: