Certificates

Order birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates

We can supply official birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates registered in Scotland since 1855.

Important

If the event was registered in England or Wales, please visit the Gov.uk website

We can only issue certificates for births registered in Midlothian in the last 2 years. If the birth was registered elsewhere, please contact the office of registration.

If you were adopted, you will need to contact National Records of Scotland

Fees

The statutory fee for a certificate is £15. If ordering two or more of the same certificate, the first costs £15 and each additional copy will cost £10.

If you are applying within one month of the date of registration, the fee is £10.

Processing time

We aim to process any certificate within 7 working days.

Postage

We will send your certificate(s) by recorded delivery. There will be an additional £3 charge for this.

Your responsibilities under data protection laws

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and the Human Rights Act 1998, you may only copy a certificate containing personal data about a living person with that person's permission.

Apply for a replacement certificate

If you have difficulty with this service, email registrar@midlothian.gov.uk.

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