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Certifications and registrations

Birth, death and marriage certificates and registrations.

  1. Apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate

    Apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate to legally change your gender.

  2. Change a name on the public register

    Information on how to change your name or change your child's name on the public register.

  3. Death registrations and certificates

    Register a death, get copies of a death certificate, find a register office.

  4. Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

    Order an official birth, marriage or death certificate from National Records Scotland if you need a copy or want to research your family tree.

  5. Register a birth

    Find out who needs to register a birth and how and where to do it, including how to register a birth during coronavirus.

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