Register a birth
The Scottish Government has advised us that birth registration can resume.
The procedure to register a birth has changed to accommodate physical distancing, so this is by appointment only.
Births that have taken place in Scotland can be registered in any registration office. If you choose to register the birth in a registration office other than Midlothian, please check that council’s website for details.
Book a birth registration appointment
Email [email protected] with the following information:
- Baby's date of birth
- Mother's full name
- Email address and contact telephone number.
So that families are treated fairly, we allocate appointments based on the child's date of birth:
|Child born||Registration available from|
|Before 31 March||1 July 2020|
|in April||15 July 2020|
|in May||29 July 2020|
|in June||12 August 2020|
|in July||26 August 2020|
|1 August onwards||9 September 2020|
If you are unsure when you may be allocated an appointment, please email the office and we will respond as soon as possible.
It is a legal requirement that all births must be registered. We welcome all enquiries.
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.