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Adoption certificate

Civil registration services are currently closed to the public for walk-in services. 

Due to the HSE cyber attack, the HSE civil registration offices cannot process orders for certificates made online or by e-mail. We will restore services as soon as we can. Read information about how you can order a certificate from the General Register Office.

Information you need to provide

To get an adoption certificate you need to provide:

  • full name on the certificate
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • adoptive parents' full names
  • mother's full birth name


An adoption certificate costs €20.

Postage for online and postal orders is €1.50 per order in Ireland and €2 per order outside of Ireland.

Order online

Order online

Over the counter

You can order an adoption certificate over the counter at:

General Register Office
Government Offices
Convent Road
Co. Roscommon
F42 VX53

To contact the General Register Office phone 090 6632900 or email

page last reviewed: 21/10/2018
next review due: 21/10/2021