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:
- an event which occurred in England and Wales the General Register Office (GRO) for England and Wales can provide further information
- an event which occurred in Northern Ireland the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland can provide for further information
- the National Records of Scotland (NRS) can provide further information relating to the Adopted Children's Register in Scotland
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.
one certificate 76p
one or more certificates £1.25
one or more certificates £1.45
For more information contact the Licensing and Registration office.