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Order a birth, death or marriage certificate

Due to the high volume of requests our online service for purchasing certificates is taking up to 30 working days. 
Local civil registration service offices can process requests to purchase certificates by phone, e-mail or post (usually less than 5 days). 

Order online from any local civil registration service.

You may not order or pay by phone from the Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow registration offices. Order online or through any other office.

Fees for certificates

Online orders

€20 for a full standard certificate.

Fees for ordering certificates online or from your local civil registration service by phone, post  or email 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. You need a letter from the Department of Social Protection to do this.
  • €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 30 working days.

Payment for online orders may be made by card, postal order or cheque.

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

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

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

For adoption or stillbirth certificates

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

Phone: 090 663 2900

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