Register a birth

You need to make an appointment with a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to register the birth of your baby. You have 21 days to do this.

Note: The law allows a birth to be registered in any registration district in Scotland.

Arrange an appointment with Midlothian Registrar

Documents to bring

You should take with you:

  • the card issued by the hospital
  • parents' birth certificates
  • marriage or civil partnership certificate of the child's parents if applicable

For more information please visit the National Records of Scotland website.

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