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How to register a marriage

How you register your marriage will vary, depending on the type of ceremony you have.

Civil marriage

The registrar who conducted the ceremony will register the marriage.

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.

Fee for registering a marriage

Registering a marriage in Ireland is free. There is a charge for purchasing a marriage certificate.

Marriages outside Ireland

Some Irish citizens choose to 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: 22/10/2018
Next review due: 22/10/2021