Order 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. Registration of births and deaths became compulsory on the Isle of Man in 1878, prior to this date they will usually be burial or baptismal records. Registration of marriages became compulsory from 1884, prior to this date there may be a marriage record. We also hold records of civil partnerships registered since 2011.

We aim to process all applications within 3 working days of receipt.

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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


The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Online applications: Debit or credit card

  • 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. We accept Diners Card, JCB, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and G pay

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


Isle of Man


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.