Register a birth

Find out how to register a birth.

Before you start

You must register a birth within 21 days.

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment phone 0141 577 3004.

We've 2 registration offices.

  1. Barrhead, 211 Main Street, G78 1SY
  2. Giffnock, Eastwood Park, G46 6UG

If your baby was born in Scotland, you can register the birth at any registration office in Scotland.

Who can register a birth?

Either parent if:

  • married to each other
  • in a civil partnership

The mother if parents are:

  • unmarried
  • not in a civil partnership

Both parents must be there to include both names on the birth certificate.

A relative can register a birth in exceptional circumstances. Contact a registrar if you need more information about this.

Documents you need to bring

  • Notification card from hospital
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applies)

Documents we'll give you

  • Abbreviated birth certificate
  • Form EC58, which lets you register your child with a GP

There's no cost for these documents.

Full birth certificate and fees

Copy birth certificate and fees

OrderFee (£)
When registering or within a month10
After 1 month 15
Additional copies10

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3004

Last modified on 16 June 2020

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