Scotland - ReRegistration Of Birth
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
- Go to the General Register Office in Scotland.
- Fill in the Form RR1 - Application for re-registration of a birth or still-birth. You can download the form here: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files2/registration/form-rr1.pdf.
- Enclose any of the relevant document to your re-registration: Form 26 - Declaration as to parentage by the mother of a child, Form DPF - Declaration as to parentage by father/parent, Form 27 - Declaration by father/parent of a child, Form DPM - Declaration as to parentage by mother.
- Sign all the forms required for re-registration and have the appropriate witnesses sign them as well on the same date.
- Submit all the completed forms to process the re-registration of birth.
- Form RR1 - Application for re-registration of a birth or still-birth
- Form 26 - Declaration as to parentage by the mother of a child
- Form DPF - Declaration as to parentage by father/parent
- Form 27 - Declaration by father/parent of a child
- Form DPM - Declaration as to parentage by mother
Office Locations & Contacts
General Registration Unit
National Records of Scotland
New Register House
3 West Register Street
Telephone Number: 0131 314 4452
The following can apply for re-registration of birth:
- For a person under 16 years of age and whose birth is to be re-registered, anyone who has parental responsibilities in relation to that person can apply, even if they are also under 16 years of age. (ex. mother, father)
- For a person who is 16 years of age or over can apply on their own.
- For a person who has died or was a still-born child and whose birth is to be re-registered:
- the persons mother or, if the persons mother is married, by her husband if he is the natural father can apply.
- if the mother is dead, by a person who has been registered as the father or parent of the child in the birth entry concerned.
There is no fee for re-registration of birth.
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Documents to Use
Form RR1 - Application for re-registration of a birth or still-birth:
Form 26 - Declaration as to parentage by the mother of a child:
Form DPF - Declaration as to parentage by father/parent
Form 27 - Declaration by father/parent of a child
Form DPM - Declaration as to parentage by mother
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- The application form to be use for re-registration of birth is the form RR1 and should be accompanied by the relevant declaration form(s).
- Re-registration of births can take place in any Scottish registration office.
- It is important that forms should be signed by applicants and witnesses on the same date.
- Who Can Witness Your Declaration Forms
- Form 26 - A registrar in any registration office in Scotland
- Form DPF - A Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or other person authorised by law to administer oaths.
- Forms DPM - A Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or other person authorised by law to administer oaths.
- Form 27 - A registrar in any registration office in Scotland
- When to Re-register a Birth
A persons birth registered in Scotland can be re-registered by the following:
- the entry in the register of births is affected by any matter concerning their parentage e.g. the entry does not contain their fathers details,
- the entry in the register of births shows or implies that they were found exposed (abandoned), or
- the entry in the register of births shows or implies that their parents were not married to each other or parties to a civil partnership at the time of their birth but their parents have subsequently married or registered their civil partnership.
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Need for the Document
Re-registration of birth is the process of creating a new birth entry to add the natural fathers or parent's details, change parentage details or add the parents marriage or civil partnership details if that marriage or civil partnership took place after the birth was originally registered.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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General Register Office for Scotland: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/index.html
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