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Copy certificates

Certified copy certificates of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered on the Isle of Man can be obtained from the Civil Registry. Statutory records held relate solely to births, deaths and mariages registered since 1878 and civil partnerships registered since 2011.

Although we aim to process applications within 5 working days of receipt, genealogy applications may take longer.

You can apply online, by post or in person at the Civil Registry.

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CertificateCost
Short birth certificate (excludes parental details) £8.50
Long birth certificate (includes parental details) £11.00
Death/marriage/civil partnership certificate £11.00
Search made by Registry staff in respect of records from 1980 to date £5.50
Search made by Registry staff in respect of records prior to 1980, for every period of 5 years or part thereof £27.00

Payment

The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Online applications: Debit or credit* card. The Civil Registry will contact you within 3 working days of your application regarding payment of your certificate(s).
  • Postal applications: Cheque, postal order, banker's draft or GBP international money order made payable to 'Isle of Man Government'. Please do not send cash or blank cheques.
  • In person: Cash, cheque, debit or credit* card

* A 2% surcharge will be added if paying by credit card. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club.

If you require a certified copy certificate for an event which did not take place on the Isle of Man, please click on the link below to the relevant jurisdiction:-

Civil Registry

The Registries Building

Deemsters Walk

Bucks Road

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM1 3AR

Telephone:+44 1624 687039

Email:Send Email

Family history

The Civil Registry does not offer a genealogy service. Indepth information on Manx genealogy can be obtained from the Manx Museum.

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