You can get copies of birth, death and marriage certificates from our registration office if the event was registered in Scotland.

You can apply for a copy certificate online, by telephone or in person.

Please note we are currently unable to process online applications made overseas. In order to place your application please contact our registration office.

The fee for a copy certificate is £15. If you request a copy certificate within one month of the event, the certificate costs £10. However, you can only get these from the office where the event was registered.

Online requests

If you are using our online service to apply for a copy certificate, payment must be made online. Payment can be made online once you have submitted your application. If you do not pay, your application will not be progressed.

When prompted please use the miscellaneous payments option to make payment. From there you will be able to select Registration Services. You will then be able to select the certificate you wish to pay for from a list.


Our registration service can provide a family tree search service and registration staff can help you search digital images for a fee. You can also get paper prints of certain records.

Staff at our registration office can give you more information on searches.