Order birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

Order certificates of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships recorded in Scotland from 1855 to present day.

We can only issue a certificate if it was registered in Scotland. If it was registered in England or Wales, please visit the General Register Office website.

Apply for a replacement certificate


  • Each certificate requested within one month of the date of registration costs £10.
  • Thereafter it will cost £15. Extra copies of the same certificate are £10 each.
  • If you need to collect your certificate the same day (9am to 3pm), we will charge an extra £5 (not currently available)
  • Postage within the UK will cost £3.

Adopted children

Copies of birth certificates for adopted children are only available from National Records of Scotland at:

New Register House
EH13 3YT
0131 535 1314

If you need to speak to us or would like to apply by telephone, please use the below contact details.

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