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How to get irish birth certificate

how to get irish birth certificate

Order here ONLINE Irish Births, Deaths, Marriages, Adoption & Civil Partnership Official Long Form Certs;

Apply for all your Official Irish Long Form Certificates securely online… in less than 5 minutes! FREE post within Eire and just 1-2 days to dispatch worldwide**. We are also happy to scan the documents on the day of dispatch only, if this assists a legal process etc. so insert “please scan” when filling in the relevant certificate request or simply mention it to one of our Customer Services staff when phoning.

N.B. Payment Notes :

(1)   When you select and click on the particular type of Certificate that you wish to apply for,   it is very important that the notes and instructions page (which can be found either beside or below every Order / Application Form, depending on the device you place / view your order on), is read in full  BEFORE  filling in the form to request a certificate. 

 (2) It is imperative that when filling in the name and address under “Billing Details”, that this information appears exactly the same as it does on the payee’s Debit / Credit Card Statement. There is also space during the application process to insert a different delivery / shipping address if this is required.

(3)   To facilitate our new secure online payment system from Sage Pay, USA / Canadian users MUST abbreviate their Postal Code when inputting their Billing address and when asked specifically to input “State” to e.g. “FL” (in CAPS)  for Florida, TX (in CAPS)  for Texas, NY (in CAPS – no full stop) for New York etc. Furthermore,  anyone from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales placing an order needs to select “United Kingdom” as their “country” in the billing address so that payments can be accepted and processed By Sage Pay.  

This website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is an open protocol that enables data to be sent securely between a client and a server. We use this protocol to protect your confidential user information.

If you ever experience any payment issues or would just prefer to pay / order your certificate over the phone,  you can contact our Customer Services Personnel on +353 1 801 33 33 during office hours (9am – 5pm) Monday – Friday (excluding Irish Bank Holidays / Irish Festive Holidays and  always quoting your unique BDM reference number commencing with “BDM…. if you have already placed an order).

Alternatively, if you do not have a Debit or Credit Card, or would simply prefer to provide your card details in person, you can continue to complete your order online and Tick the “cheque payment” option which then allows you to submit a Cheque / Postal order / Bank Draft or just to phone us with the payment details, again always quoting your BDM reference number. Please note that for cheque payments received, the order cannot be dispatched until the cheque has cleared with the Bank.

** With our free postage within Republic of Ireland, we always endeavour to dispatch your certificate to any address worldwide within 1-2 working days (unfortunately this cannot apply during Irish Festive / Bank Holidays or when incorrect or insufficient information is provided).

Please feel free to ask for Jacquie Branagan or any of our Customer Services personnel  on +353 1 801 33 33 who will be happy to assist you.

Alternatively, you can email us on .

Why Stand in Line When You Can Go Online?

We are the only government sponsored and award winning service for Irish Births Deaths Marriages, a secure online Certificate Service that allows you to order Official Long Form certificates to include Domestic Adoptions and Civil Partnership certs for events that have taken place in Ireland only. The most common question is … “How can I get my Birth Cert”?  Simply apply online or Phone us!

Birth, Death, Marriage, Adoption and now Civil Partnership Certificates are all available at

Our new iPad and Smart Phone friendly website now allows you to easily and securely purchase all your certificates whenever and wherever it suits you!

We’ve also added a new “My Accounts” section so you can now review the status of your orders.

Need a Birth Cert fast? Looking for a new Irish Passport or replacement Irish Passport? It is all these documents that we supply which you require for most legal and general identification purposes. An express and foreign courier service is also available and these are the only options that provide a track and trace facility – as these certificates are important documents, it is for this reason that we recommend these options as otherwise, once dispatched as standard post, we have NO means of tracking your order.

Some of the most common reasons a Birth and/or a Marriage certificate is required as a means of formal identification are; when you want to get an Irish Passport, when applying for a Mortgage / Pension or Grant,  on opening a Bank Account as well as School and College admissions and also when applying for Irish Citizenship.

Births Deaths Marriages online was set up in 2004 as prior to this, there was no facility available to order certificates either via the Internet or over the phone. Outside office hours you can phone and leave a message to include your contact number and email address, and we will respond to you during the next working day. Please Note. For callers outside Ireland, an email address must be provided..

Please also note. There are copycat websites out there. Always check that you can phone a land line number if you have any queries as we would never ask you to ring a mobile phone.

BDM acknowledge and extend our thanks to Comhairle,-The Data Protection Commissioner-The General Registry Office, the Dept of Social & Family Affairs and the Chief State Solicitors Office for their help in keeping the information and services provided compliant and that Data Protection Laws are as up-to-date as possible.

We are delighted to announce that Jacquie Branagan of  was the winner of the Irish Internet Assoc (IIA) 2009 Innovation Award sponsored by Microsoft. This award was in recognition of our converting what was an administration based service providing Irish cert’s into an efficient and easy to use customer friendly internet service therefore instead of having to travel to an office, this task is now available online from any location worldwide, day or night AND with a fantastic turnaround service. A big thank you to the public and organisations who supported us!

Website Terms & Conditions Apply to all orders …. Materials on this website may not be modified, reproduced or publicly displayed, performed or distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes.

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