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Registration - copy certificates

Issuing of copies of a certificate for a birth, marriage or death that was registered in the area.

Q: Do I need ID to obtain a copy of my birth certificate?  
No, you do not need proof of ID (although it is advisable) in order to obtain a copy of your birth certificate, but you must be able to give full details of when and where you were born.

Q: Do I need to attend in person to obtain a copy of my birth certificate?  
No, you do not need to attend in person to obtain a copy of your birth certificate. Obtaining a copy of a certificate incurs a small fee.

Q: How much does it cost for a copy of a birth certificate?  
The fee for a copy of a birth certificate in Scotland is £13.50. Certificates purchased within the same year as the registration cost only £8.50.

Q: How much does it cost for a copy of a civil partnership certificate?  
The fee for a civil partnership certificate in Scotland is £13.50. Certificates purchased within the same year as the registration cost only £8.50.

Q: How much does it cost for a copy of a marriage certificate?  
The fee for a marriage certificate in Scotland is £13.50. Certificates purchased within the same year as the registration cost only £8.50.

Q: How much does it cost to get a copy of a death certificate?  
The fee for a death certificate in Scotland is £13.50. Certificates purchased within the same year as the registration cost only £8.50.

Q: I am adopted. How can I get a copy of my birth certificate?  
An extract or abbreviated certificate of an entry in the Adopted Childrens Register may be obtained from General Register Office for Scotland on payment of the appropriate fee. The applicant must be able to provide the child's name (after adoption), the date of birth, names of adopters and if possible, the date of the adoption order. Note that an extract or abbreviated certificate does not show the names of the birth parents.

 

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