Register a stillbirth

Find out how to register a stillbirth.

Before you start

You must register a stillbirth 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 the stillbirth took place in Scotland, you can register at a registration office in Scotland.

Who can register a stillbirth?

Either parent if:

  • married to each other
  • in a registered civil partnership

The mother only if:

  • unmarried
  • not in a civil partnership

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

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

Documents you need to bring

  • Stillbirth registration card from hospital
  • Medical certificate (form 6)
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applies)

Documents we'll provide

  • Certificate of registration of stillbirth (form 8)
  • Extract of the entry in the register (if a parent asks for this)

There's no cost for these documents.

Additional copies

You can only ask for additional copies at the time of registration.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3004

Last modified on 16 June 2020

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