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Any stillbirth which occurs in Scotland must be registered within 21 days. This can be done at our registration office or at any registration office in Scotland.

Who can register a stillbirth?

When the parents are married or in a civil partnership, the child's mother, father or second female parent can register the stillbirth.

If the parents are not married or in a civil partnership, the father or second female parent can only be recorded if:

  • The parents sign the register together
  • They sign declarations
  • A court declares parentage

What to bring with you

When registering the stillbirth, you should bring the following documents with you if you have them:

  • The certificate of stillbirth (given to you by the midwife or doctor)
  • The marriage certificate of the child's parents

If no certificate of stillbirth is available, the person registering the stillbirth must sign a declaration form.

What we will give you

After registration, we will give you the following forms free of charge:

  • A certificate of registration of stillbirth to give to the person in charge of the burial ground or crematorium
  • An extract of the entry in the register