- 1 Place order
- 2 Check order
- 3 Order complete
Place an order
This form allows you to pre-order original documents held by The National Archives to view onsite at Kew. Find out more in How to order, view and copy documents.
To proceed with your order, you will need to know the following:
- Your reader’s ticket number. If you don’t have one, apply online for a reader’s ticket - it only takes 15 minutes.
- Date of visit. Orders for next day delivery must be placed by 16:00. Documents held off site will need to be ordered three working days in advance.
- Catalogue reference(s). You can order up to 12 documents, and have up to 24 active on your ticket at any given time. You search the catalogue and locate references in advance, or search and populate the order fields from this page.
Please note: when a document has been digitised, or is available on microfilm or micofiche, you will usually not be able to order the original record. Find out more.