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Order a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate

Birth and death certificates 1997 onwards

There are a number of ways you can get a copy of a birth or death certificate.

  • The quickest way for you to get a copy of a birth or death certificate is to call into our Registrar's office at City Hall. The office is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4pm Fridays. Certificates cost £15 each. The certificate is issued immediately.
  • You can call us on 028 9027 0274 and pay with your credit or debit card.
  • You can also order a copy online from the NI Direct website

Birth or death certificates before 1997

Records for births and deaths before 1997 are held by the General Register Office (GRO), House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL.

There are a number of ways you can get a copy of a birth or death certificate.

  • Call into the GRO. There is an extra fee for same day service.
  • Call GRO on 0300 200 7890 or if you are phoning from outside Northern Ireland 028 9151 3101 and pay by credit or debit card.
  • Applying online from the NI Direct website

For more information including delivery times and same day service contact GRO on the number above or visit the NI Direct websiteNi Direct - GRO

Marriage and civil partnership certificates 2004 onwards

There are a number of ways you can get a copy of a marriage or civil partnership certificates.

  • The fastest way for you to get a copy of a marriage or civil partnership certificate is to call into our Registrar's office at City Hall. The office is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4.00pm Fridays. Certificates cost is £15 each. The certificate is issued immediately.
  • You can call us on 028 9027 0274 and pay using your credit or debit card.
  • You can also order a copy online from the NI Direct Website.

Marriage certificates before 2004

Records for marriages before 2004 are held by the General Register Office (GRO), Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL.

There are a number of ways you can get a copy of a marriage certificate.

  • Call into the GRO (there is an extra fee for same day service)
  • Call the GRO on 0300 200 7879 or if you are phoning from outside Northern Ireland 028 9151 3101 and pay by credit or debit card.
  • By applying online from the NI Direct Website
  • For more information including delivery times and same day service contact GRO on the number above or visit the NI Direct Website

Contact us
Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
028 9027 0274
Registrar's office
Belfast City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS