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.
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.