Registrations – Is there a charge?
No, there is no charge to register a birth/death or marriage event. All births and deaths MUST be registered by attending an office. Only marriage registrations can be done by registered post and it is recommended that you keep note of your track and trace information.
It is imperative that the child’s details are registered correctly to avoid any confusion at a later stage.
The following is required:
Under the Civil Registration Act 2004, parents must register the child within 3 months. By doing so within the timeframe, the entry is linked to department of Social Community and Family Affairs and automatically a PPS number will be generated for the child and children allowance payments begin after a couple of weeks.
The birth notification is sent by the hospital to Civil Registration Service shortly after the birth. It is the parents who are the primary informants and should go within three months to the Civil Registration office nearest them and register the birth. if the parents are married , either or can register on their own, however only one signature will appear on the cert. It is a matter of choice or the parents.
If the parents are not married it is obligatory both attend.
A birth cert is a valuable legal instrument issued to record a persons birth and identifying them by name, place of birth and and parentage which should be kept safe as part of your heritage. The legal birth in Ireland is known as a long form birth cert which is of an A4 size
What if it used for ?.
2. Social welfare entitlements, Pensions
3. For school and college entry
4. Driving License
What do you need to get married in Ireland?
When the Marriage takes place in a registry office the registrar takes the signed nuptials and registers the marriage
When you get married in a church the couple needs to bring the signed nuptials back to the civil registration office where they did their paperwork initially for it to registered
YOU CANNOT GET A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE UNLESS THE MARRIAGE IS REGISTERED
WHAT DO YOU NEED A MARRIAGE CERT FOR
Following a death, a registered medical practitioner who attended the deceased must complete and sign part 1 of the Death Notification Form (DNF). Part 1 includes the Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death (MCCD).
What is a Civil Partnership?
A civil partnership is a solemn legal contract under the civil partnership and certain rights of the Co-Habitants Act 2010.
Having your longform original birth certificate is mandatory by the Registration Authority.
Civil partnership ceremonies can be held in the registry office, hotels, or in venues approved by the HSE and the couple. Please refer to the official HSE website for more details on this at www.hse.ie.
Notification requirements for a civil partnership
It is the legal requirement to give three months notice to the office of a registrar. For example entering into a civil partnership for December 1st 2012, one would have to register by September 1st 2012. It is worth noting that you can register at any registrar office, not necessarily the registrar office where you intend to enter into a civil partnership. Many people may work away from home.
Requirements for a civil partnership
Longform birth certs are the official legal certs in Ireland accepted for legal and administrative purposes
A photo copy is not accepted as it would loose its authenticity.
We do not do research for Irish genealogy purposes. Full information is required by us in order to process your certificates. Research on family trees and genealogy can be done through the General Registers (Oifig an Ard Chlaraitheora ).
Their address is:
General Register Office’s
9.30 a.m. to 4.30 pm
Ph: 01 894 0080
It is open to the general public and their website can be visited at www.gro.ie.
You can also visit the following websites for further information:
An Apostille is a certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade verifying the genuineness of the signature and/or seal of a public officer, on a public document.
The Department of Foreign Affairs can only issue the Apostille Stamp.
80 St. Stephens Green
+353 (0)1 4082528
A person who wishes to change their name for social or particular reasons may do so by Deed Poll in the courts. Where children are between 14-17 years old , they can execute the deed poll but only with the consent of both parents. Where other children are younger, one parent can execute the deed poll with the consent of the other parent.
Deed Poll Section.
The Four Courts,
(01) 888 6508