Society/Union - Registry of Friendly Societies

Search for Society/Union Details

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Documents with no scanned images available on our search facility can be requested by contacting our office via the following email address:

Documents for cancelled Societies/Unions are stored offsite and have to be retrieved from our offsite storage facility. As a result, such documents cannot be obtained on the same day they are requested. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The RFS YouTube Channel has information regarding online filing/searching.

RFS login homepage

It is possible to search online (by name) for a particular society or trade union. You are able to see a list of documents that have been filed against the society/union. Once you click on a particular society or union, you will see its number, address, entity type (whether friendly or industrial & provident society or a trade union), the date of registration and its status.

Entity information page

It is possible to purchase online an image of a document where scanned (Fee €2.50). (Payment by credit card only).

Select the document you are looking for and then Add to Cart. When you are ready click on the Basket checkout at the top of the screen.

Add to Cart

Once you are happy with the list of documents you are about to purchase click on Continue.

 Checkout screen

You can confirm your email details, then you will be directed to the payment screen.

Checkout - Payment details

Once have completed the process successfully, you will find your orders available in the Orders Section of the website. Please note the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. Documents ready for download will appear in the "Available" tab, those that require back office processing will remain at "Pending" status until processed.

Orders screen