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Birth certificate

You can only order full standard certificates online.

If we are unable to find the record, we will send you a full refund.

Online orders are usually processed in 10 to 30 working days.

Order online

Phone orders or walk-in

You can order and pay by phone in all civil registration offices except Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

Some civil registration services have a walk-in service.

Phone orders are usually processed in 5 working days.

Information you need to provide

To get a birth certificate you need to provide the:

  • full birth name on the certificate
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • gender
  • father's full name, if recorded
  • mother's full birth name


A full birth certificate costs €20.

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

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page last reviewed: 22/10/2018
next review due: 22/10/2021