How do I get a copy of my Irish birth certificate?

If you have misplaced or lost your Irish birth certificate and require a replacement, you can order an official, certified copy online.


If you were born in Ireland it is important to establish if the birth was registered in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland as these two government offices are in different countries.


Whether you require a copy of your Irish birth certificate for official purposes such as a Passport, Visa, Driving Licence or Pre-work check etc, it is important that you obtain a full certified, long form birth certificate, as most official agencies or government bodies will not accept a short version of an Irish birth certificate which does not have the parents details on it.


Original birth certificates are issued at the time of birth. If the original is lost, then it is unfortunately lost for good and all future certificates would have to be a ‘certified copy’, which is a copy of the original entry (or extract) made in the Official Registers.


Regardless of whether your birth was registered in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland UK Document Services can provide you with a certified copy of your Irish birth certificate.


The most effective way to get the ball rolling on this, is for you to order online. Simply complete all the relevant fields on the order form and the order will be processed accordingly.



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