Replacement certificates

You can order replacement certificates for any birth, death or marriage registered in Scotland from 1855 to last year and for Civil Partnerships registered in Scotland from 2005 to last year.

Certificates for events registered in this year will need to be requested from the local authority where the event was registered

If you were adopted, you may request a copy of your adoption certificate from the National Records of Scotland


The fee for a replacement certificate is £15 plus postage or £10 plus postage if the event was registered within the last month.
Additional copies of the same certificate ordered at the same time cost £10 each and are dispatched within 3 working days. 

Priority collection service 

If you need your certificate sooner, you can request a priority collection.  This costs an extra £5.  

If you order before 1pm (Mon- Fri) your certificate will be ready for collection that day.  If you order after 1pm it will be ready the next working day.  

We will let you know when your certificate is ready for collection.

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