Re: British Birth Certificates
The most recent Birth Certificate that I received from England (October
24, 2002) weighs 4g.
Go to the Royal Mail website for prices:
In the left hand column click Personal Mail
In the 2nd column scroll down until you reach Mailing Abroad
Click on Prices
In the centre of the screen click on Airmail Prices
It's a bit of a pain because each screen takes a while to load but you
get there in the end.
There is a table showing weights and prices and zones. We are in zone 1.
The prices listed are:
47p = 10g
68p = 20g
£1.12 = 40g
£1.56 = 60g
I have never ordered multiple copies of certificates and normally I
don't advise people to do that. The reason is that if for some reason
the Register Office is unable to supply one of the certificates
requested then they will simply send your remittance back and tell you
to send another remittance. They will not send the certificates they can
supply because they have no means of refunding your money for the
However, in your case it would be a bit unwieldy to purchase 12 bank
drafts or money orders so go ahead and obtain one bank draft or money
order and see what happens.
> In my Grandmother's family there were thirteen children. I have foundhttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> most of them on the British 1901 census, but would like to know their
> exact birthdates. I have found their entries on the GRO Index and
> have discovered that they were all born in the same registration
> district. If I were to send to the local registration office for
> twelve certificates, how much should I send for postage, assuming that
> the certificates can all be sent to me in the same envelope? I
> assume that this would be cheaper than paying for postage on each one
> individually. Has anyone done this?