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Obtaining Certificates

For a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate where the event took place in the Newport District, apply to Newport Register Office.

Apply in person or by downloading the relevant application form:

Application for a copy of a Birth certificate (pdf)

Application for a copy of a Marriage certificate (pdf)

Application a copy of a Death Certificate (pdf)

Newport Register Office offers two types of certificate issue service:

Same day service

For the same day service your completed application form must be received before 3.15pm.

All telephone orders for Superintendent Registrar’s certificate are treated as a same day service and are charged as such.

See the current fees.

Regular service

Visit the Register Office in person during opening hours, no appointment is necessary.

Arrive before close of business and we will indicate when you can expect your application to be processed.

A cheque can be left with your application so that a certificate may be posted to you or we will contact you when the entry has been traced and arrange a collection date with you for a cash, cheque, debit or credit card payment to be made.

If you prefer, download the appropriate application form using the links above and send it to the Register Office with your payment (cheque or postal order) payable to ‘Newport City Council’.

Please note that we do not accept third party cheques.

Postal applications

Please include either a stamped addressed envelope (SAE) or an additional £1 in your remittance to cover postage costs.

The time taken to process your application will depend on which service you choose.

Applications from abroad

For a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate where the event took place in the Newport District, email the details of your enquiry to

Your certificate can be posted by Regular Airmail but we cannot accept liability for loss.

If you would prefer to have your certificate sent by the International Sign for Service please tell us and a charge will be made of £8.50 in addition to the cost of the certificate.


Find further information about fees.

Fees are payable either by cash, cheque with a guarantee card, debit and credit cards. Payment should be made payable to ‘Newport City Council’.

Follow the link for Newport Register Office contact details

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