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Ordering certificates

Order online by post or in person from any civil registration service.

Fees for certificates

Online orders

€20 for a full standard certificate.

Over the counter orders

Fees for ordering certificates at a civil registration service or by post are:

  • €20 for a full standard certificate
  • €4 for an uncertified copy - can only be used for research purposes
  • €10 to have a certificate authenticated - available from the General Register Office
  • €1 for a copy for social welfare purposes and registering for a Public Services Card (letter from Department of Social Protection required)
  • €20 for a certified copy of an entry in the Adopted Children Register

Online orders

Delivery time depends on how long it takes us to search for the certificate and where it is being posted to. We aim to post certificates within 10 working days.

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

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

You can only order full standard certificates online.

Order by post

To order a certificate by post in English download the application form.

To order a certificate by post in Irish download the application form.

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 online orders

For births, deaths and marriages certificates

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

Telephone: 01 8638200 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Email: certificates@hse.ie

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

For adoption or stillbirth certificates

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

Telephone: 090 6632900

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Page last reviewed: 14/11/2018
Next review due: 14/11/2021