If the birth, death or marriage was registered in East Lothian since 1855, or if the civil partnership was registered in East Lothian since 2005, you may obtain a certificate through the East Lothian Registration Service. It may also be possible to obtain a certificate for an event registered anywhere in Scotland (between 1855-to year preceding current year).

Please call with your debit or credit card details, and we will post your certificate to you:

  • Musselburgh office 0131 653 5225
  • Haddington office 01620 827 308

Certificates are sent within 3 working days by second class mail. Delivery usually takes another 2-3 business days.

Fees

The cost of certificates bought within 1 month of registration is £10. For all other extracts the cost is £15.

All payments outwith the United Kingdom should be in sterling in the form of an international money order or banker’s draft.

Same day service

If you would like to take advantage of our 'same day' service please contact either the Haddington office or the Musselburgh office. The cost of this service is £5 per extract (in addition to the statutory fee above).

For an extract to be available on the same day, a request must be made by 3.30pm (Monday-Thursday) or by 2.30pm (Friday).

Request a copy of a certificate online

Please note this service is only for events registered in Scotland.

In order to obtain a certificate it is helpful to know:

  • Full names
  • Date of the event
  • Where the event took place

Select from the dropdown menu "Copies of Birth Certificate etc" from the list, then select "Births, Deaths, Marriages, next choose the type of certificate you would like and then complete the online form.

Online Copy of Certificate

Adopted children

Copies of birth certificates for adopted children are only available from National Records of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh EH13 3YT.