Marriage certificates are available from 1845 for registered non-Roman Catholic marriages and all registered marriages from 1864 onwards You can order a marriage certificate online from the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI). You will need a credit or debit card to use this service.
Ordering a certificate online
You can order a marriage or a commemorative marriage certificate online. You will need a credit or debit card and the following information:
- full names of the married couple
- bride's maiden name
- date and place of marriage
Types of marriage certificate
You can order the following:
- marriage certificate
- commemorative marriage certificate
- priority marriage certificate
You can order a commemorative certificate to mark special occasions, such as a wedding anniversary or a significant birthday. The certificate is printed on specially-designed paper, mounted in a frame and comes in a custom-made presentation box.
Please note that these certificates are for commemorating a significant event only and do not have any legal or evidential value.
The General Register Office cannot issue a certificate if you have not given the full details needed when you order.
Please note that for the purposes of detection and prevention of crime, information about your application may be passed on to other government or law enforcement agencies.
If you don’t know the exact date of the marriage
If you are not sure about the date of the
marriage you can search the GRONI records online.
You can find out more about how to search the records, including the fees at the link below.
You can also ask GRONI to do a marriage search for you. There is a fee of £7 for a marriage search over a five year period.
Order a certificate by phone
If you have a credit or debit card you can also order a certificate by phone.
- 0300 200 7890 (028 9151 3101 from outside Northern Ireland)
If I don't have a debit or credit card
If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can download and print out the application form below.
You can send the application by post or bring it to the General Register Office in person. If you are paying for your certificate by cheque or postal order you should make it payable to ‘The Registrar General’.
The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (excluding public, bank and all Northern Ireland government holidays). Please note that the office opens at 10.00 am on the first Tuesday of each month due to staff training.
You can also visit your nearest District Registrar office to order a marriage certificate. The marriage must have been registered after 1 April 2004, but it can have taken place anywhere in Northern Ireland. You must bring the application form and fee to the office.