From here you can safely order an official replacement Northern Ireland Adoption Certificate. We can supply any certificate generated between 1931 and 2006.
We offer two speeds of certificate production:
NOTE 1: The stated duration is quoted as typical lead times, and is in addition to the delivery time taken (which depends on the delivery service chosen).
NOTE 2: Please be aware that any certificate issued after 2006 is only available directly from the General Register Office. If this is the case, go to https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content to order your certificates. We may still be able to obtain the certificate for you from a local registry office, but be advised that this is likely to take longer than the stated timespan.
NOTE 3: Please note: Adoption certificates are closed records. In order to abide by confidentiality regulations, they are not allowed to be transcribed to an electronic database. This means that a manual search has to be conducted to locate the certificate, and this can take up to 20 working days if ordered on the standard service.
Due to the high volume of certificate orders currently being received by the Northern Ireland Archive, non-priority orders may take up to 20 working days to process, rather than the 12 days stated below. Please make sure you factor this delay if you are ordering a Northern Irish certificate.
Complete the form below to order:
|Service Fee: £24.95(Exc. 20% VAT)(£29.94 Inc. VAT)|
Scan and Send Option
As an optional service, you can also have your order professionally scanned and emailed (Scan and Send) if you need the information as soon as we have it. Please bear in mind that the scan is sent on the day it is shipped. This service is available for only an additional £2.50 per certificate.
PLEASE NOTE: If the adopted applicant is under 18, please supply information regarding at least ONE of the following:
- Court that granted the order.
- Address of parents at the time of adoption.
Please see below for additional information if you need help completing the form above.
For our overseas clients, please be aware that some overseas authorities will require to you to have your document 'Legalised' to prove authenticity. This is known as an Apostille and is carried out by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This often affects passport applications, social security applications and property purchases so you are advised to check before you order. We are happy to provide the Apostille service to you order, however please note that this adds between 1 day and 2 weeks to the order process depending upon the chosen option. The Apostille service charges start from £59.00 per certificate.