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Order a birth, death or marriage certificate

You can only order a full standard certificate online.

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

We aim to complete orders in 10 to 30 working days.

Order online

Phone orders or walk-in

You can order and pay by phone in some civil registration services.

Phone orders are usually processed in 5 working days.

Some civil registration services have a walk-in service.

Fees for certificates

€20 for a full standard certificate.

Fees for ordering certificates online or from your local civil registration service by email or online are:

  • €20 for a full standard certificate
  • €5 for an uncertified copy - can only be used for research purposes
  • €10 to have a certificate authenticated - available from the General Register Office
  • €20 for a certified copy of an entry in the Adopted Children Register

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

There is no charge for a copy for social welfare purposes and registering for a Public Services Card. You need a letter from the Department of Social Protection to do this.

Years certificates are available

Certificates are available for:

  • births registered in the Republic of Ireland from 1864 to present
  • births registered in Northern Ireland from 1864 to 1921
  • deaths registered in the Republic of Ireland from 1864 to present
  • deaths registered in Northern Ireland from 1864 to 1921
  • marriages registered in the island of Ireland from 1864 to 1921 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1922 
  • civil partnerships registered in the Republic of Ireland from 2011
  • stillbirths held by the General Register Office
  • domestic adoptions held by the General Register Office

Contact us about an online order

Births, deaths and marriages certificates

HSE Civil Registration Service,
Joyce House,
8 to 11 Lombard Street East,
Dublin 2
D02 Y729

Phone: 01 863 8200 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

If you send an email, please include your order ID number.

Adoption or stillbirth certificates

General Register Office,
Government Offices,
Convent Road,
F42 VX53

Phone: 090 663 2900
General Register Office

page last reviewed: 14/11/2018
next review due: 14/11/2021