Order a birth certificate online
Birth certificates are available from 1864 to the present day. You can order a birth certificate online from the General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI). You will need a credit or debit card to use this service.
Before you start
You can order a birth or a commemorative birth certificate online. You will need a credit or debit card and the following information:
- full name of person whose birth certificate you are ordering
- date and place of birth (district or street and town)
- names of parents (including mother's maiden name)
- mother's address at time of birth
A certificate cannot be sent out if you have not given the full details needed when you order.
If you have recently become a parent, make sure you have registered your child’s birth with your local council office before applying for a birth certificate.
Certificates cannot be given until a birth has been registered.
You can find out how any personal information you give to GRONI when using this service will be handled by viewing its privacy notice.
For the purposes of detection and prevention of crime, information about your application may be passed on to other government or law enforcement agencies.
Fees and postage
Find out more about ordering certificates, including others ways to order, fees and postage on the following page: