Obtaining Vital Records (U.S. Birth/Marriage Certificates etc.)

The U.S. Embassy Dublin can’t obtain vital records on your behalf. Vital records include but are not limited to  a birth or marriage certificate, a certified copy of a divorce decree, etc.  In the U.S., state, county or city governments, depending on location, usually hold such records. Please follow the link to The National Center for Health Statistics for more information on obtaining vital records.

There are also fee-based on-line services to help obtain records:

  • Vitalchek.com(0800-255-2414), which allows you to request birth, death and marriage certifications online, by phone, or by fax.
  • usbirthcertificate.net can help you obtain or amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, in addition to obtaining a birth certificate.