Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > US Immigration, Citizenship and Visas
Reload this Page >

How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

Old Aug 16th 2019, 1:42 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
dbr84's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 43
dbr84 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

I was born in the UK but never heard of a long form birth certificate before. Need it for my green card application apparently. Google has mixed results so not really sure how to approach this.

Any info welcome!
dbr84 is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 1:46 am
  #2  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 16,757
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

If you were born in England or Wales then you can order a certified copy from the General Register Office.

https://www.gro.gov.uk/
BritInParis is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 9:52 am
  #3  
MODERATOR
 
Lorna at Vicenza's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Province of Vicenza
Posts: 18,766
Lorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

It's very easy to order online using the link BIP provided though you have to register with them first, a simple matter of setting up a username and password.
I've ordered several certificates from GRO, paid by credit card and they have been posted to me in Italy.

Lorna at Vicenza is online now  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 4:20 pm
  #4  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
dbr84's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 43
dbr84 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

Thanks both, I'll give this a try :-)
dbr84 is offline  
Old Aug 17th 2019, 2:38 am
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland (via Belfast, Manchester, Toronto and London)
Posts: 4,785
MarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

Originally Posted by dbr84 View Post
I was born in the UK but never heard of a long form birth certificate before. Need it for my green card application apparently. Google has mixed results so not really sure how to approach this.

Any info welcome!
A long form birth cert has your full details and also full details of your parents. A short form birth cert just has your full details but either no details or incomplete details of your parents.
MarylandNed is offline  
Old Aug 17th 2019, 5:15 pm
  #6  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
dbr84's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 43
dbr84 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

On the GRO site, theres no option to order a "long form", I guess ordering a regular birth certificate here will contain the extra details?
dbr84 is offline  
Old Aug 17th 2019, 6:14 pm
  #7  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 16,757
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I get a copy of my "long form" birth certificate?

Originally Posted by dbr84 View Post
On the GRO site, theres no option to order a "long form", I guess ordering a regular birth certificate here will contain the extra details?
Yes, the only available option is the long form version.
BritInParis is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.