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Scotland - Obtain a birth Certificate

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Please go to your neareast New Register House or the ScotlandsPeople Center. They would help you to get your birth certificate. The address of the location are under our Offices Locations and Contacts. And the extract will be send in 5 working days.


In writing and the extract will be sent within 10 working days. If you request the priority service the extract will be despatched within 1 working day by first class mail or air-mail.

Please use one of the following forms.

By Telephone[edit]

Apply by telephone using the Extract Ordering Service for post-1855 births. Telephone number: +44 131 314 4411. Open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 16:30. You will need to quote credit or debit card details.

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Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


New Register House,
3 West Register Street,

Ladywell House,
Ladywell Road,
EH12 7TF

Cairnsmore House ,
Crichton Business Park,
Bankend Road,

Cairnsmore House, in Dumfries, is normally open to customers by appointment. These houses are closed on public holidays

ScotlandsPeople Centre,
General Register House,
2 Princes Street,

Contact information about local registars where

Telephone : +44 131 314 4411

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Please follow this link to get more information on fees.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]


Same day if you reach their office before 13.00, if if you reach after 13.00 the certificate will be available tomorrow. The offices are normally open between 09.00 and 16:30 hours Monday to Friday


10 working days

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

If you have lost your birth certificate or if you would like to have an additional copy of your birth certificate you can obtain one by following the procedure given below.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Search on the ScotlandsPeople website for births open sensus records. They will send your extract within 15 working days. Official extracts from the Scottish records may also be obtained from local registrars of births. You can obtain details from the website of your local authority.