Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
49 Issue of certificate
(1) On completing a search of the Register, the Registrar may issue a certificate:(a) certifying particulars contained in an entry, or(b) certifying that no entry was located in the Register about the relevant registrable event.(2) A certificate under subsection (1) (a) is admissible in legal proceedings as evidence of:(a) the entry to which the certificate relates, and(b) the facts recorded in the entry.(3) If the word “illegitimate”, or any other word or expression referring to the fact that a child was born outside marriage, appears in an entry in the Register, that word or expression is not to be included in any certificate issued by the Registrar.(4) If requested to do so by an applicant, and authorised to do so under the Adoption Act 2000, the Registrar must issue a single certificate (an adopted person’s birth record) certifying particulars contained in an entry relating to the birth of a person and particulars relating to a record sent to the Registrar under Chapter 7 of the Adoption Act 2000 (or a memorandum under the former Acts) and registered under this Act.(5) If requested to do so by an applicant, and authorised to do so under the Surrogacy Act 2010, the Registrar must issue the applicant with a full birth record, being a single certificate that certifies particulars relating to the birth of a person registered under section 17 and particulars of a parentage order or discharge of a parentage order relating to the person registered by the Registrar under Part 4A.