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Certificate(s) ordering system

We can issue certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships which were registered in Edinburgh since 1855.

We can also issue certificates for these events registered elsewhere in Scotland prior to 2019 only.

Scottish adoption certificates can only be supplied by


Certificates are despatched by 1st class mail, usually within 15 working days, where supplied details are correct.

You are required to give us contact details in case we cannot find the certificate with the information given. 

Once you have entered details, press Submit to move to the next screen.


Payment will be requested once you have completed the application screens - £15 is charged for each certificate, regardless of type.

Multiple purchases of the same certificate qualify for a reduced fee of £10 for each subsequent certificate.

A flat fee of £2 is charged per order for postage - Multiple certificates can be requested within one order.


Should you experience difficulties in using this service, contact us on


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