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Order an Irish adoption certificate

Adoption certificates are available for all domestic adoption records held by the General Register Office.

You can order an adoption certificate online.

You can also get an adoption certificate at the:

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

Phone: 090 663 2900

Information you need to provide

To order an adoption certificate you need to provide:

  • full name on the certificate
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • adoptive parents' full names
  • adoptive mother's full birth name


An adoption certificate costs €20.

Postage costs:

  • €2 for each order in Ireland
  • €3 for each order outside of Ireland

Page last reviewed: 31 January 2023
Next review due: 31 January 2026