Order an adoption certificate online

Adoption certificates are available from 1931 to present. You can order an adoption certificate online from the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI). You will need a credit or debit card to use this service.

Before you start

Due to the high volume of orders currently being received for certificates, non-priority orders may take up to 20 days to process. 

You will need a credit or debit card and the following information:

  • full name of person whose adoption certificate is required
  • date of birth
  • names of adoptive parents
  • name of Court which made the order and date of order

The General Register Office cannot issue a certificate if you have not given the full details needed when you order.

Privacy notice

You can find out how any personal information you submit to GRONI when using this service will be handled by viewing its privacy notice.

Order an adoption certificate

Additional information

For the purposes of detection and prevention of crime, information about your application may be passed on to other government or law enforcement agencies.

Find out more about ordering certificates, including others ways to order, fees and postage at the link below.

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