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Capture the excitement and happiness of a special event in a unique and lasting way with a commemorative certificate. They make a unique keepsake and are the perfect gift to celebrate the event, an anniversary or preserve family history. All our certificates can be for past or present events within England or Wales.

We offer certificates for 

  • births
  • marriages
  • naming ceremonies
  • renewal of vows

For more information, contact us by email to registrars@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9282 9041.  Write to or visit us at Milldam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3AF.

Our opening hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Important information about commemorative certificates

Commemorative certificates cannot be used for any legal or statutory purposes. If the event took place outside of Portsmouth, evidence is also required to show that the event has taken place, such as a certified copy certificate of the actual event.

To order your commemorative certificate, download the relevant form below and send it back to us or visit us in person. Each certificate costs £5. Payment is required with your application and you can pay by cash, credit or debit card.

Examples of each type of certificate available are on display at Portsmouth Register Office. These specially designed certificates are printed on quality paper and come in a standard framing size of A4 (210mm x 297mm).

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