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The General Register Office serves England and Wales. It holds the records of births, stillbirths, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths. Scotland has the National Records of Scotland to serve the same function. Northern Ireland has the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.

General Registry Office For England and Wales

Contact Information

General Registry Office Email Address

The email address for the General Register Office is (include ‘GQ’ in the subject of your email).

General Registry Office Phone Number

  • Telephone: 0300 123 1837

  • Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1837


The General Register Office phone number is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm. Saturday, 9am to 4pm.

General Registry Office Postal Address

You can order certificates from the General Registry Office online or write to the following address.

General Register Office,
PO Box 2,
PR8 2JD.

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