Copy certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

If you need a copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate for an event registered in Scotland you can order one online. Due to the high volume of requests there is a 14 day turnaround for this service. Please allow sufficient time for delivery by Royal Mail before contacting our office. If you are requesting a copy birth certificate for a passport application please do not make a passport appointment until the certificate is received. We do not operate a priority service and requests for extracts will be processed in date of receipt order.

The following certificates cannot be ordered from us:

The cost for a certificate is £10 when the request is made within one month of the date of registration. Any requests for full or abbreviated certificates made after one month of the date of registration will cost £15 (a £5 search fee is included in this which is non refundable if we are unable to locate the entry). If two or more copies of the same entry are requested the search fee of £5 will only be charged once. Postage fees are charged depending on the number of extracts ordered and are charges as follows.

Postage charges

UK only
one certificate 76p

Europe
one or more certificates £1.25

WorldwideUK
one or more certificates £1.45

For more information contact the Licensing and Registration office.

Licensing Services

(select option 7)

Phone: 0303 123 1015
Email: Licensing Services