Ordering a birth, marriage or death certificate

How to obtain a copy of a certificate where the event took place in Scotland. 

We can supply certificates for events that have occurred in Scotland.  A person who has been adopted in Scotland must contact The Registrar General for Scotland.

To apply for a copy of a certificate call

  • any of the offices below and pay by card. We will post the certificate first class on the day you apply.
  • the office of your choice and make an appointment. We will issue the certificate at the appointment.

The statuatory fee for a certificate is £15 unless you are calling within a month of when the event occurs. If your event occurs within 1 month of registration the fee is £10.

If you have an appointment to attend the office and bring the original abbreviated or full certificate the fee is £10 as no statuatory search of the record needs to be done. 

Office locations

City Chambers:

The Quadrangle
253 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1YP

0131 529 2600

Leith:

30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh
EH6 4AE 

0131 529 5520

South Queensferry:

53 High Street
South Queensferry
EH30 9HP

0131 331 1590

You can also email your contact details to

appointments.registrars@edinburgh.gov.uk

and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.

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