Birth Certificates Scotland

UK GRO Certificates provides a fast and simple service to obtain an official birth certificate in Scotland.

Knowing about your family history is important because it can help you better understand who you are and where you come from. You can also provide your children with a solid foundation, too. If you want to get a copy of the birth certificate in Scotland, you will need to know a little basic family history to get you started. At UK GRO Certificates you can obtain copies of birth certificates and other documents online in an instant. Whether you ordering from home or abroad, the process is a lot faster and less of a hassle than you might have thought. Scottish birth certificates contain much more information than their English counterparts and are invaluable in tracing your Scottish Family Tree.

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The registration of births Scotland became (under an act of parliament) compulsory in 1855 but before this, records were maintained by the Church in Parish Registrars.

You might have been hearing stories of your distant Scottish ancestors or you just ransacking through some old stuff and you found out you have a Scottish origin. A Scottish birth certificate would help you figure out your family tree.  Getting a Scottish birth certificate is a lot simpler and cheaper than you might think. You longer need to actually visit Scotland to get a birth certificate whether it is yours or for an ancestor. You can order online and we would deliver it to your doorsteps. Birth certificates are also needed in schools, passport application and so on.

Birth records are limited to the beginning of civil registration within each country. For Scotland this dates back to January 1st 1855. to 6 months from the current date provided you have sufficient information to identify the entry. A 3 year search for the index reference will be carried out.

The Birth certificate includes:

  • The name of the person
  • The birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Sex
  • The date of registration
  • The registration number
  • The date of issue
  • The names and province or country of birth of the parents

Any birth certificate within England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, States of Guernsey, Island of Jersey, Isle of Man and Ireland can be re-issued, as well as Birth registered overseas but was registered with the appropriate United Kingdom authority within the country of Birth. These would include Armed Forces, Consular, High Commission or Embassy registrations. Please bear in mind that Birth registration with the British authorities is not compulsory when overseas, and a duplicate certificate can only be issued if the Birth certificate has been deposited with either the Embassy or Consulate within the country of Birth, or at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the United Kingdom.

The certificates are always produced by an official registration office and can be validated at any time. Where British nationals are born abroad, we can additionally supply copies of certificates relating to any United Kingdom births abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those births that have actually been registered with the United Kingdom authorities.

Adopted Child Birth Certificate

For an adopted child the birth certificate can only be obtained if the original full birth name of the child is known. We cannot issue a birth certificate using an adopted name. In these cases, an Adoption Certificate would be more appropriate. The  Adoption Certificate would be presented wherever the birth certificate is required.

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