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Register a marriage

How you register your marriage depends on the type of ceremony you have.

Civil marriage

If you have a civil marriage, the registrar who marries you will register the marriage.

Religious or secular marriage

If you have a religious or secular marriage, bring the marriage registration form to any civil registration service. You must do this within 1 month of the date of marriage.

Some civil registration services have a walk-in service. You need to phone and book an appointment for others.

Fee for registering a marriage

Registering a marriage in Ireland is free.

Marriages outside Ireland

Some Irish citizens get married abroad. If you did, the registration of your marriage will be in the country where the marriage took place.

The civil registration service does not register marriages that took place abroad.

Page last reviewed: 30 September 2021
Next review due: 30 September 2024