Order a marriage certificate
You can order a marriage certificate online from the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI). You will need a credit or debit card to use this service.
How to use this service
The General Register Office cannot issue a certificate if full details are not supplied when the certificate application is made. Please note that for the purposes of detection and prevention of crime, information relating to your application may be passed on to other government or law enforcement agencies.
Information required to order a marriage certificate
Marriage certificates are available from 1845 for registered non-Roman Catholic marriages and all registered marriages from 1864.
- full names of the married couple and bride's maiden name
- date and place of marriage
What if I don't have a debit or credit card?
If you do not have a credit or debit card, an application form can be printed and sent by post, enclosing a cheque or postal order.
- Marriage Certificate Application (Northern Ireland) - GRO 42 (PDF 40 KB) (PDF 52 KB)
- Help with PDF files
- or you can call: 0300 200 7890 (028 9151 3101 from outside Northern Ireland)
Full certified copy of a marriage certificate £15.00
Where two or more full certified copies of the same entry are applied for at the same time, the first copy will be charged at £15.00 and any additional copies at £8.00 each.
Priority certificate £35.00
On payment of a priority fee, applications received before 2.30 pm will be dispatched the same working day. Applications received after 2.30 pm, at weekends or during public holidays will be dispatched on the next working day.
The following amounts will be added to your payment to cover postage costs:
|Country||one certificate||two certificates||three certificates||four or more certificates|
|Rest of the world||£1.16||£1.66||£1.66||£2.21|
* £5.95 for guaranteed next day delivery within the UK
GRONI aims to process and dispatch online applications within five working days of the application being received.
Priority Applications will be issued by first class mail.
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