Certificate requests

Ordering a birth, death, marriage or certificate

We can supply official births, deaths and marriage certificates for events that have occurred in Scotland from 1855. Currently we can only process online orders and will not be able to process those received by any other contact means.

Birth certificate

To apply for a birth certificate complete the form below

Download a birth certificate request form (PDF 69.3)

and return it to

[email protected].

A person who has been adopted in Scotland must contact National Records of Scotland.

Death certificate

To apply for a death certificate complete the form below

Download a birth certificate request form (PDF 68.8)

and return it to

[email protected].

Marriage or civil partnership certificate

To apply for a marriage or civil partnership certificate complete form below

Download a marriage or civil partnership certificate request form (PDF 214.8)

and return it to

[email protected].


The statutory fee for a certificate is £15.  If ordering two or more of the same certificate, the first certificate will cost £15 and each additional copy will cost £10.

If you are applying within one month of the date of registration then the fee is £10.


When we receive the completed certificate request form we will email you a secure payment link.

Processing time

We aim to process any certificates within 48 hours of receipt of the payment.


Your certificate(s) will be sent by UK standard first class post or UK standard Airmail to the address provided on the certificate request form.

Your responsibilities under Data Protection laws

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and the Human Rights Act 1998 the contents of any certificate containing personal data about any living individual should not be reproduced without obtaining the permission of those individuals first.