I want to get a copy of a certificate, what do I do

1.If you would like to request a photocopy of the Birth/Marriage/Civil Partnership/Death entry (for genealogy and research purposes),  

  1. A photocopy of an entry in any register can be purchased from the General Register Office by downloading the form here and submitting it by fax or post as outlined on the form, or
  2. The General Register Office also operates a research facility at Werburgh Street, Dublin 2 where members of the public may search the indexes to the registers held by General Register Office and purchase photocopies of entries in the registers. See Research page

2.Options to purchase an official certificate

  1. A certificate can be purchased online on the official Civil Registration Service website at www.certificates.ie 
    (Death records before 1924 and marriage records before 1903 are not currently available online), or
  2. A certificate of an entry in any register, regardless of the year involved, can be purchased from the General Register Office by fax or post by completing the relevant application form which can be downloaded at Apply for Certificates. Click here for link to Apply for Certificates page.