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Birth and Marriage Certificates

Where to apply for certificates of birth or marriage

Original civil long form Certified Registration certificates of birth and marriage, as applicable, must be submitted with your application in all cases – photocopies or laminates are not accepted, nor are baptismal certificates or Church marriage certificates.

Original documents are those issued by the relevant civil registrar authorities for the country of your birth/ marriage. If you do not have your original certificates you can apply for new Certified Registration certificates from these locations in Ireland, Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas:

Ireland: long form certificate

General Register Office,
Joyce House,
8-11 Lombard Street East,
Dublin 2.
Tel:+353 1 635 40 00
Website: www.groireland.ie

Northern Ireland: long form certificate

General Register Office for Northern Ireland,
Oxford House,
49-55 Chichester Street,
Belfast,
BT1 4HL.
Tel: 0300 200 7890
(028 9151 3101 if calling from outside Northern Ireland)
Website: www.nidirect.gov.uk

Canada:

In Canada, civil birth and marriage certificates are sometimes called Registration /Statement / Act of Birth/Marriage/death – the certificate you should apply for is listed next to each Province and Territory:

Alberta: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage
Service Alberta
Phone: 780-427-7013
www.servicesalberta.gov.ab.ca

British Columbia: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Vital Statistics Agency
Phone: 250-952-2681
www.vs.gov.bc.ca

Manitoba: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Vital Statistics Agency
Phone: 204-945-3701
www.vitalstats.gov.mb.ca

Northwest Territories: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Department of Health and Social Services
Phone: 867-777-7400
www.hss.gov.nt.ca

Nova Scotia: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations
Phone: 902-424-4381
www.gov.ns.ca

Nunavut: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Registrar General of Vital Statistics
Phone: 867-645-8002
www.gov.nu.ca

Ontario: Certified Long Form Birth/Marriage Certificate
Service Ontario
Phone: 416-325-8305
www.serviceontario.ca

Saskatchewan: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage
Vital Statistics
www.isc.ca

Yukon: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Department of Health and Social Services
Phone: 867-667-5207
www.hss.gov.uk.ca

New Brunswick: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Affidavit required in addition to the Birth Certificate as it does not include sufficient information for Irish citizenship purposes
Vital Statistics, Service New Brunswick
Phone: 506-453-2385
www.snb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Affidavit required in addition to the Birth Certificate as it does not include sufficient information for Irish citizenship purposes
Vital Statistics, Government Services
Phone: 709-729-3308
www.gs.gov.nl.ca

Prince Edward Island: Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Vital Statistics, Dept. Health & Social Services
Phone: 902-838-0883
www.gov.pe.ca

Quebec: Act of Birth/Marriage
Affidavit required in addition to the Birth Certificate as it does not include sufficient information for Irish citizenship purposes
Le Directeur de l’Etat Civil, Ministère de la Justice
www.etatcivil.gouv.gc.ca

Jamaica

Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate
Registrar General’s Department
Twickenham Park
St. Catherine
Jamaica
Phone: 876-749-0550
www.rgd.gov.jm

Bahamas

Certified Registration of Birth/Marriage Certificate

Registrar Generals Department Shirley House
#50 Shirley Street
P. O. Box N-532
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
registrargeneral@bahamas.gov.bs
Phone: (242) - 397-9143-58
www.bahamas.gov.bs/rgd

If the birth or marriage took place outside of the countries listed above, please contact the relevant civil registrar authorities for that country.