Order a certificate and pay online

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).

Certificates are sent within 5 working days by second class mail. Delivery usually takes another 2-3 business days.


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.

Adopted children

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