Copies of certificates

You can order full certificates for any birth, death or marriage registered in Scotland from 1855, and for any civil partnership registered in Scotland from 2005.

Certificates may not be available to us yet if the event was registered outwith the Scottish Borders within the current year.

You can request and pay for a copy online and your certificate will be posted out to you.

If you were adopted in Scotland and want a copy of your adopted birth certificate, you can only get this from National Records of Scotland.

How much will a certificate cost?


The fee for a replacement certificate is £15. Additional copies of the same certificate, ordered at the same time, cost £10 each.

Registration office

If the event was registered within one month of the request, the fee is £10.  The copy certificate is only available from the Registration office where that event was registered. After one month of registration the fee is £15, which includes a search fee of £5.


There is a £1 fee for postage of a copy certificate within the UK. If you are requesting the copy be delivered to anywhere else in the World, the fee is £3.

Find your nearest registration office

Registration enquiry

Telephone: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12noon

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800