PRONI charges

Find out about PRONI services and what they cost below.

Note, the new Statutory Rule 'The Public Use of the Records (Management and Fees) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2016'  came into effect on the 15 December 2016.

When there's no charge

There is no charge made to visitors carrying out their own personal research in PRONI.

Copy and certification requests

For copy requests made onsite at PRONI there are charges for the copying and certification of documents and an additional charge for postage and packaging if copies need to be mailed out.

For remote copy requests for example those received via post or email, a service charge is also added to the copying/ postage costs.

Note that some documents cannot be copied on preservation grounds or due to copyright restrictions.

Search service

PRONI continues to offer a limited search service, where a fee is payable per search conducted.

Visitor passes

You must bring your Visitor Pass each time you come to PRONI to undertake research.  There is a £10 fee to replace lost, forgotten or stolen visitor passes.  See preparing for a visit and registration for further details.  

View the charges

A full scale of fees payable for the inspection, search and copying of certain public records and for the handling and certification of such copies is available under the new Statutory Rule 'The Public Use of the Records (Management and Fees) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2016'  which came into effect on the 15 December 2016.

What visitors can photograph

  • no photography is allowed in the public search room
  • personal digital photography is allowed in the reading room only
  •  visitors are allowed to photograph most documents (excluding those with copying restrictions) free of charge using their own digital camera, mobile phone or tablet but you'll need to sign a copying and copyright declaration


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