Copy birth certificates

We hold records of most of the births that have occurred in the Caerphilly County Borough since 1837.

We can only issue copy birth certificates if we hold the register containing the original entry. If not, you must apply to the register office that holds the original record.

Costs and charges

There is a charge for copy certificates and this depends on whether the birth record is in the ‘current register’ or a ‘completed register’.

We also have a ‘standard service’ or a ‘same day, priority service’.

Visit our fees and charges section for details.

Information you will need to provide

Where possible we will need to know the following information about the person(s) whose certificate is required:

  • Full name at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Birth mother's maiden name

How to request a copy certificate

Alternatively, contact the register office.

Privacy Notice

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Following the submission of your application, we will use the information you have provided to locate the birth registration. We will then contact you, and if the search was successful, will advise you on what to do next.

How long will it take?

We offer a standard and priority service.

  • Standard service: We can only guarantee issue of the certificate by 7 days after receiving your application and payment.

  • Priority service: If you require a certificate any time within this 7 day period, this will be considered a priority service. If you need the certificate to be issued or collected on the same day, applications must be received by 3pm.

For costs of each service please visit the charges and fees for certificates section.

Certificates are Crown Copyright and should not be photocopied for official purposes.

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