Birth Certificate Service
If you are ordering a duplicate British Birth Certificate, you will receive a long-form certificate reproduced from the General Register Office central archive. Typically this is an exact duplicate of the original archive certificate, however in some cases, where the handwritten document is deemed to be illegible, a typed version of the original will be supplied.
The service speed will determined how quickly this certificate will be issued. Standard service orders will be completed within 10-12 working days, priority service orders are handled within 3 working days.
Please note that the service speed relates to the production of the certificate only and does not include any time to attest or deliver the document. The time stated is based on UK working days which are different to those in the UAE.
If you are optionally ordering the attestation of this Birth Certificate, following the reissue of the document we will perform 3 additional services on the certificate:
- Legalisation at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
- Attestation at the UAE Embassy in London
- Attestation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE
The service costs does not include delivery of the document. Delivery is added when you go through the checkout process and is charged per order rather than per document.