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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
Email: certificates@hse.ie

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

Adoption or stillbirth certificates

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

Phone: 090 663 2900
General Register Office

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