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Apostille Legalisation

Legalisation (Apostille) is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine.

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Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates and Death Certificates are full length copies and can be used for official purposes.

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Lost Divorce Certificate

Divorce Certificate Lost

Lost Divorce Certificate

Divorce Certificate Lost

Need to find my Decree Absolute

Good Morning, Welcome to UK Official Records !

This site exists to help you obtain a Divorce certificate (Decree Absolute) as quickly and as easily as possible.

Lost Divorce Certificate

Unable to find your lost divorce certificate and wish to obtain a copy?

We supply official replacement Divorce Certificates for UK marriage dissolutions. Also known as Decree Absolute, a Decree Absolute is the final step in formalising the end of a marriage. names.
  • Replace a Lost Divorce Certificate New or Duplicate
The replacement divorce certificate will normally include Man's full name, woman's full name and date of marriage and divorce.

We can provide you with a copy of a Lost Divorce Certificate

UK Official Records offers a secure online ordering service for official uk divorce certificate issued in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.

If you have lost your decree absolute and need a copy of a decree absolute or need a replacement decree absolute, we can help.

We provide official Divorce certificates, we are here to help.

Our team will conduct a search to obtain an official Decree Absolute certificate to confirm a divorce has taken place or produce a nil result certificate to confirm no divorce has taken place in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Irelands.

If you cannot remember the exact dates you can give an approximate year of both marriage and divorce.

Order a Divorce Certificate Replacement, suitable for both legal and family history uses. Sometimes also known as Wedding Certificate, these documents are essential to prove a change of name when married. If you have lost your marriage certificate, or need one for family history purposes, this replacement copy will help you.

Duplicate Divorce Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

Bank accounts
Social Security
Employer ID
Driving licence
Visas and Immigration

All Duplicate decree certificates we supply are fully certified copies which are suitable for all official purposes. Some reasons for obtaining a certificate include an application for Adoption, applying for an academic course, applying for a passport or a driver's licence. One of the most common reasons is that the original certificate was lost or mislaid.

Original divorce certificates do not require a signed release or similar for the order to be processed. Nor does further documentation (e.g. driver's licence or passport) have to produced. Generally, there will be no special needs for the order to be completed, beyond the initial supplying of information and payment.

There is no choice between non certified and certified - all certificates issued are certified. All certificates issued are issued with an official seal, some certificates have a raised seal or a stamped seal.

Decree, judicial determination of the rights and obligations of the parties to a civil action. Judgments are generally classified as final.

Absolute, term used to denote whatever is in no way dependent on or limited by anything else. Thus, in ethics an absolute value is one that is good.

Final decree is the concluding judgment issued by a court at the end of the legal procedure, finalizing its decision. Final decree is issued by a court when intermediate or temporary orders are issued by them during the hearing. Eg. interlocutory decrees of divorce are issued to give a chance for reconciliation, then a final decree is issued in the divorce petition.

Replacement decree absolute or annulment certificates may be obtained from UK Official Records.

We can issue an apostille on Decree Absolute from all United Kingdom countries or Ireland. Decree Absolute from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland are all accepted.

In the UK a marriage is dissolved when the court issues a Decree Absolute. This normally follows the issue of a decree nisi. The Decree Absolute is the final document that means the marriage is legaly at an end. Once the Decree Absolute has been issued the previously married couple can now legally re-marry.

Divorce documents are often legalised by apostille to prove that a marriage is now over in another country. A woman may wish to revert to her maiden name. You may also be requested to get an apostille on a Decree Absolute if you intend to marry again in a country outside the UK.