Order copies of birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificates

Contact a registrars' office to order copies of the following types of certificate:

  • birth
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • death

These copies are known as "extracts". They can be used for:

  • applying for a passport
  • applying for a driving licence
  • employment


  • £15 for a full certificate and £10 for additional copies of the same certificate
  • £10 if you show us an original certificate at time of purchase
  • £10 at time of registration and for one calendar month after registration

You can also request copies in the form of a digital image. These are not legal documents and can only be used for research such as family history.

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