Register a birth

How to register a birth

You need to make an appointment at one of our offices to register the birth of your baby. You have 21 days to do this.

City Chambers

The Quadrangle
253 High Street

0131 529 2600


30 Ferry Road,
Edinburgh, EH6 4AE 

0131 529 5520

South Queensferry

53 High Street,
South Queensferry, EH30 9HP

0131 331 1590


16 Station Road, 
Kirkliston, EH29 9BE

0131 529 6920

Documents to bring

Please bring the card from the hospital where the baby was born and your marriage and birth certificates, if you have them.

If the parents are not married to each other they must come together, if the father's name is to go on the birth certificate.

For more information please visit National Records of Scotland website.

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