How do I get a copy of my Decree Absolute?
To get a copy of a Divorce Decree Absolute or Final Order, contact the Court where the Divorce or dissolution took place.
If you know the case number, a copy of a Decree Absolute or Final Order currently costs £5.00*
If you don’t know the case number, the Court will have to search for the document, and the current cost is £40.00*
What if I can't afford the fee?
You may not have to pay a court fee or you may only have to pay a contribution towards the court fee depending on your circumstances. For further information, or to
apply for a fee concession, ask court staff for a copy of the combined booklet and form EX160A - Court fees - Do you have to pay them? This is available from any County Court Office, or a copy of the
leaflet can be downloaded from the internet at:www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk
If you don’t remember which court dealt with your case, you can ask the Principal Registry of the Family Division to search its central index. This will currently cost £60.00*
Follow this link and fill in the form
You should then return it to the Principal Registry with the fee.
The Principal Registry of the Family Division
First Avenue House
42 - 49 High Holborn
If you are paying by cheque, make it payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’.
*The Court fees may change from time to time, so please ask the court staff for a copy of the leaflet EX50 - County Court Fees. This lists the most common family fees. It is also available on their website www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk.