How to register a birth
Copy of a birth certificate
If you were born in Scotland you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate (or someone else's if you require it) from any of our Registrar's Offices.
If you have recently registered your baby the certificate may only be available from the office you registered the child in for the first year, please check if this is the case when you book your appointment with us.
- £15.00 for a full birth certificate
- £10.00 if you have an original birth certificate to show us at the time of ordering a new one
- £10.00 when you register a baby's birth and for one calendar month after
You can usually get an appointment with us very quickly and most birth certificates will be given to you at that time, or you can order and pay by telephone by calling Lothian Chambers or our Leith Office.
Please be aware when ordering from some on-line companies that you can be charged over the statutory fee above and delivery can take longer.
Corporate GovernanceLothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1RN
Tel: 0131 529 2600
Fax: 0131 529 2613