How to get a copy of your decree absolute


COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN ENGLAND & WALES (Including Scilly Isles and Isle of Wight)

    Copies of “Decrees Nisi” (preliminary) and “Decrees Absolute” (final) of divorces in England and Wales may be obtained from the Principal Register, Divorce Registry, Room G45, Somerset House, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL.

    If the record is not held in the Principal Divorce Registry, the applicant will be notified of the address of the appropriate County Court from which to obtain the record.

COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN NORTHERN IRELAND

    Copies of “Decrees Nisi” (preliminary) and “Decrees Absolute” (final) of divorces obtained in Northern Ireland may be obtained from the Chief Registrar, Queen's Bench Division Matrimonial, Principal Probate Registry, Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 3JF. While only a plain office copy of a “Decree Nisi” (preliminary) is supplied, a sealed and certified copy of a “Divorce Decree Absolute” (final) is obtainable.

 

COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN SCOTLAND

    If a divorce has taken place after May 1, 1984, a decree from the divorce is available from the Registrar General, New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT. If the divorce took place before March, 1984, a decree from the divorce is available from the Deputy Clerk of Sessions, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ. A marriage extract issued by the Deputy Clerk of Sessions subsequent to the granting of a divorce in Scotland (of a marriage, which has taken place in Scotland,) will bear an endorsement relating to the divorce.

COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN THE ISLE OF MAN

    Apply to Registrar General, General Registry Building, Douglas, Isle of Man

COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN JERSEY

    Apply to: Superintendent Register, States Office, Royal Square, St. Helier, Jersey.

COPY OF DIVORCE DECREE FOR THOSE DIVORCED IN GUERNSEY, SARK AND ALDERNEY

    Apply to: Registrar General's Office, Greffe, Guernsey.