Purpose for which certificate is required
APPLICATION FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Please read the following notes before completing this form.
FOR REGISTER OFFICE USE ONLY
Register No. Entry No. Certificate No.
Date of issue
SEARCHES OF BIRTH INDEXES
Superintendent Registrars do not have the staff to undertake
searches of an indefinite or protracted nature. Usually a search in the
birth index, covering a period not exceeding 5 years, will be made but
only where accurate details have been given of the birth registration. If
a wider search is required it is necessary for the applicant or someone
on his/her behalf to make a GENERAL SEARCH in the indexes. For
further information see below and then make enquiries of the
TO THE REGISTRATION OFFICER HAVING CUSTODY OF THE REGISTER
GENERAL SEARCHES AT A SUPERINTENDANT REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
The indexes in a Superintendant Registrar's office relate only to births, marriages and deaths which occurred within the
Superintendant Registrar's district.
A GENERAL SEARCH is a search in the indexes conducted in person by the applicant or someone on his/her behalf
during any number of successive hours not exceeding six. By arrangement with the Superintendant Registrar a person
making a GENERAL SEARCH may have access to the indexes to the registers of births, marriages and deaths but not
to the registers themselves. A certificate of any entry identified may be obtained on completion of an application form
and on payment of the appropriate fee.
If a person making a GENERAL SEARCH is uncertain whether a reference found in the indexes relates to the entry for
which he/she is searching, the Superintendant Registrar, on being given definite details by which the entry may be
identified, will verify those particulars by reference to the register. Any additional information from the entry can only be
made available in the form of a certificate. The cost of checking the first eight references is covered by the GENERAL
SEARCH FEE, but an addition