Obtaining birth certificates
This is an official record containing the full name, date and place of birth of relevant parent and / or grandparent (maiden name also required in the event of mother or grandmother).
Obtaining death certificates
This document includes the full name and date of death of relevant parent and / or grandparent (maiden name required in the event of mother or grandmother).
Obtaining marriage certificates
These certificates contain the full name of both parents and date and place of marriage.
Documents and applications
It is worth bearing in mind that most visa applications do not accept photocopies or abridged birth certificates (i.e. those which do not give details of your parents, etc.). All submitted certificates should be full and original versions.
Timeframes for obtaining certificates will vary, but as a general guide we can obtain UK birth and marriage certificates within 10 days. Please note that we only obtain these certificates if you are a current client.
The countries where we assist in obtaining documents are: The UK (including Scotland and Wales), Ireland, South Africa and Zimbabwe.