Order copies of certificates

You can order copies of the following types of certificates from us. These are known as extracts and can be used to apply for a passport, driving licence or job.

  • birth (see below for adoption)
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • death

Order copies of certificates


  • £15 for a full certificate and £10 for additional copies of the same certificate (plus postage)
  • £10 at time of registration and for one calendar month after registration (plus postage)

We only accept applications from within the UK.


We are currently extremely busy and therefore unable to give an estimate on how quickly you will receive your certificate.

Other certificates

Copies of the above, along with adoption and dissolution of civil partnership certificates, are available from Scotland's People.

You can also order digital images from Scotland's People. These are not legal documents and can only be used for research such as family history.