Order a copy certificate online
ScotlandsPeople can only process online orders right now. They cannot process any orders made in another way.
The online service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.
Order a copy certificate from your local council
You can order a copy certificate from your local council registration service. This service from your local council may be affected by Covid.
You can get more information from the registration section of your local council website.
Copy certificates you can order
You can order certificates of:
- civil partnership
- dissolution of civil partnership
Fees for copy certificates
- 1 certificate - £12 (any type)
- each extra copy - £10 (must be same certificate and ordered at same time)
The priority service costs £15 for each certificate plus the certificate fees.
If you order many copies of the same certificate at the same time, you only pay the priority service fee for the first certificate.
How long the order takes
It usually takes 15 working days to get a copy certificate.
But orders are taking longer than usual to right now due to coronavirus and may take longer than this.
Urgent certificate orders
For urgent orders you should order a certificate online.
Once you've ordered you should contact ScotlandsPeople on the website to give details of the urgent order.
Adoption birth certificates and no trace divorce letters
This includes urgent orders for adoption birth certificates and no trace divorce letters.
Someone from ScotlandsPeople will then contact you about the urgent order.
Census and old parish records
You cannot order copies of these online right now.
You should contact ScotlandsPeople to find out about these.
You can get further information about copy certificates and records from:
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