At times, you might be required to produce a full birth certificate for official use abroad. On this page, we will be taking a closer look at what the UK Full Birth Certificate is and how we can help you obtain yours.
What is a UK Full Birth Certificate?
A full birth certificate (also known as a long form birth certificate) is a certified document that can be used for legal purposes. Some reasons for obtaining this certificate might include an application for marriage, applying for studies abroad, or applying for a passport or driver’s license.
The full birth certificate is a copy of the entry in the birth register, detailing all records about the child born as well as his or her parents. In most countries, a full birth certificate is a vital record that contains the following information:
- Name at birth
- Date and time of birth
- Birth registration number (NHS)
- Legal parent(s), in some cases including the parents’ occupations, places of birth, and maiden name of the mother
This is a primary document since it is an official public record.
Who needs to apply for a full birth certificate?
You might need to submit this certificate when applying for a passport, police check, insurance, employment, and personal identification. You might also need to produce this document for purposes such as genealogical research.
If you live outside of the UK and need to prove that you or your parents were born in the United Kingdom in order to become entitled for the “Right to Abode”, or to apply for an “Ancestry Visa” so that you can immigrate, work and live in the UK based on your ancestral connection, you will definitely need to apply for a this vital document. In some cases, the certificate will also need to be Apostilled. Individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa can follow the ancestral connection route for immigration purposes.
What do I need in order to apply for a this document?
In order to apply for a this certificate, you’ll need to provide us with the following information:
- Your name and surname (as well as your maiden name if you are married)
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Your father’s name as well as a place of birth
- Your mother’s full name and surname (including her maiden name) and place of birth