Ordering a birth, marriage or death certificate

We can supply certificates for events that have occurred in Scotland. A person who has been adopted in Scotland must contact The Registrar General for Scotland.

To apply for a copy of a certificate contact

  • any of the offices below and pay by card, we will post the certificate first class on the day you apply
  • the office of your choice and make an appointment, we will issue the certificate at the appointment.

The statuatory fee for a certificate is £15 unless you are calling within a month of when the event occurred. If your event occured within 1 month of registration the fee is £10.

If you have an appointment to attend the office and bring the original abbreviated or full certificate the fee is £10 as no statuatory search of the record needs to be done. 

Our offices

City Chambers
The Quadrangle
253 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1YP
0131 529 2600

Leith
30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh
EH6 4AE 
0131 529 5520

South Queensferry
53 High Street
South Queensferry
EH30 9HP
0131 331 1590

You can also email your contact details to

[email protected]

and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.