Any enquiries, please phone our office Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) on +353 1 801 33 33 or eMail us on : [email protected]ie

ROI Cheque and/or Postal Order / Bank Draft / Electronic Transfer

Personal cheque payments are accepted from Republic of Ireland customers only however, certificate/s will not be dispatched until payment has been received in full and cleared by the Bank (which can take up to 5 weeks!).

NOTEEURO Bank Drafts (not cheques) and Credit Transfers will only be accepted for ALL orders placed outside the Republic of Ireland, quoting your BDM Order reference number in all transactions /communications.

Customers may also contact us on +353 1 801 33 33 to obtain account details for electronic bank transfers.

Please have payments made payable to “Births Deaths Marriages”.

Along with the payment please also include all certificate information and provide a phone number (plus an email address if available in the event we have queries or updates on your order – an email address must be provided for all orders placed outside ROI. Please also quote the Order Number which commences with “BDM…..” if you have already placed your order online.

Postal Address:

Births Deaths Marriages, Administration HQ., Navan Road, Dunboyne, Co Meath. Ireland


(1). Incorrect information can cause delays and will incur an automatic “search” charge of €27.50 per search request , should the certificate be unobtainable for example, if the event had not been registered. We therefore request that you please ensure that you have the correct names, addresses, dates and locations prior to submitting your certificate requests. Deductions will be made automatically and your receipt will reflect same.

(2). Newborn infants OR recent deaths ARE NOT registered unless you or a family member have gone in to your nearest Births Deaths Marriages Registrar’s Office and registered the event therefore Certificates can ONLY be obtained for events that have actually been registered by the next of kin or appointed executor.
(3) ONLY DHL / International Registered & Express post can be Tracked + Traced (T+T) in the event of an item going missing once dispatched. Standard postal requests while normally OK, should they not arrive there is absolutely no means of finding out what has happened once something is handed over to An Post. As we have no means of following up on any standard mail delivery requests, we therefore recommend that you select the Express option for deliveries within Republic of Ireland or the International Priority Delivery option for worldwide delivery as there is no recourse for documentation that did not have a track and trace option. We can however, provide a scanned copy of the actual certificate issued as proof of dispatch. Should delays occur in delivering documentation, this is totally beyond our control and you agree that we cannot take any responsibility for such occurrences.

N.B. For security purposes all certificates now have a Registration reference ID Number (except Adoption Certificates). If you know this ID in advance please supply it on your application for a certificate. If not, when you receive your new certificate you should take note of the reference ID and keep it in a safe place as this will ensure a more speedy service in the future should you require more certificates.

Delivery Times

The Terms & Conditions (T&C) commence once payment has been successfully processed. Delivery times are determined and dependent on the day/time an order has been accepted online and you have received an automated email informing you that your order is being processed. All items are priced individually with the price clearly illustrated during the order process. Please always refer to our T&C. Payments can be made using a current Credit Card for Mastercard or Visa, as well as accepting Debit Cards.

Standard Charges for Certificates :

With Effect from 22nd January 2013, the cost of Certificates has been increased by the Minister.

Note re Standard Post: as with all organisations in Ireland, once a certificate is posted as a “standard delivery” and not e.g. by selecting the “express” option, then unfortunately we have no means of tracking an item. We can however confirm on what date an item has been posted (and provide a scanned copy of relevant document/s) but by accepting the standard post option the onus will be on you to contact your local Postal Sorting Office should an item be mislaid or delayed in the Post (hence why we strongly recommend a (T+T)  “Track + Trace” delivery method for important documentation). While An Post normally provide a next working day delivery for express items it is unfortunate that due to excessive demands on their services especially prior to holiday seasons that delays may occur and this is outside our control and we can not be responsible should delays occur.

Express Post within Republic of Ireland only €9.45 (Signature Required for this Track + Trace (T+T) option- next business day delivery once dispatched and placed into the postal system)

Search enquiry €27.50 – Note: Search results are issued by email ONLY.  (Maximum of 2 Searches).  It is incumbent on the applicant to ensure that the information provided is accurate.

Postage Outside Ireland (Worldwide):

Postage for all Long Form Irish Certificates   €9.33 using Standard Priority Airmail to all locations outside Ireland (NO T&T on this option).

    Standard postage in Ireland €1.55 (NO T&T on this option)

** Express Post – Ireland €9.45   **(Signature Required for this Track + Trace (T+T) option)

** International Registered Post €19.38  **(Signature Required for this Track + Trace (T+T) option)

** DHL  – Worldwide €49.92 This is the only means of guaranteeing delivery in a timely manner which can be tracked and traced in the event that documentation goes missing. **(Signature Required for this Track + Trace (T+T) option).  Please note: For GDPR Compliance, we share the following data with DHL in order to facilitate deliveries :  Recipients Name, Address, email address + phone number.

Normal Euro Prices quoted are inclusive of VAT and administration. Additional postal charges will apply.

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