Appointments are now available for all birth registrations

  • Births, by law, must be registered within 21 days of the occurrence
  • Registration can be carried out in any registration office in Scotland – please check your local council’s website for arrangements
  • Stirling Council operate an appointment system

Attending your appointment

  • Physical distancing is being adhered to
  • All relative PPE (hand sanitiser, wipes ) is available
  • All stations are being cleaned regularly
  • Please do not arrive any earlier than your appointment time – the appointment should  take no more than 30 minutes
  • Should you have to change your appointment please email us.
  • You can also prepay for any full birth certificates you require when making your appointment

When registration is complete, the Registrar will provide the following documents

  • Abbreviated extract of the birth entry (free)
  • EC58 form for the medical centre (free)

You can also purchase full extract(s) for the statutory fee when attending your appointment.  You can also purchase these at any time.

When parents are married or in a registered civil partnership with each other, it is the duty of either parent to attend the Registration Office to register the birth.

If the parents are not married or in a registered civil partnership:

The mother may register the birth on her own if she does not wish the father/parent’s name to appear on the entry.

If the father/parent’s name is to be on the entry, both parents should attend the office together to register the birth.  If this is not possible, please email us.

Parental Responsibilities and Rights (PRRs) for the child are given to both parents if registered together.  These Parental Responsibilities and rights can only be removed by order of a court.

View further information including how to obtains PRRs for existing children or call 01786 233961 or seek independent legal advice before registering this birth

Please wear a face covering when you visit the office.

Book your appointment 

Registering a stillbirth

We try to keep this process as simple as possible

Your doctor or midwife will give you a certificate of still-birth to hand over to the registrar.

  • You may wish to contact your nearest office in advance to make an appointment to meet with the registrar.
  • A still-birth occurring in Scotland must be registered in Scotland, within 21 days and may be registered at any registration office in Scotland.

Registration is free

A certificate of registration of stillbirth will be issued at the time of registration.

A full extract of the still-birth entry can also be obtained.

 

 

 

A child born in Scotland can be registered in any registration district in Scotland.

A list of the registration offices within the Stirling Council

 

 

What information is required

When the birth is being registered, certain information regarding the parent/s will be required.

This will include:

  • full name/s
  • date/s of birth
  • If the parents are married to each other
  • the date and place of marriage (marriage certificate)

 

  • If the parents of the child are married to each other, the Mother or Father can register the birth.  
  • If the parents are not married to each other, the primary person to register the birth is the Mother of the child.  
  • Only if there are strong reasons for their inability to attend can the registration be performed by someone other than the parents of the child.
  • Where the parents are not married to each other and the Father is acknowledging paternity, he should attend the registration office with the Mother to register the birth.

In the father's absence

If the father acknowledges paternity but is unable to attend the registration office along with the mother to register the birth, his details can still be recorded when he completes and signs a statutory declaration.

This can be done in the presence of a local councillor who will countersign the declaration.  

The registration can proceed when the mother has signed a declaration in the presence of the registrar.

In the mother's absence

If the mother is unable to attend the registration office to register the birth and the parents are not married to each other, then the father should produce a statutory declaration that has been signed by the mother.

This can be done in the presence of a local councillor who will countersign the declaration.  

The registration can proceed when the father has also signed a declaration in the presence of the registrar.

Birth certificate

Registration is free. One Abbreviated birth certificate, which shows name, date and place of birth will be issued automatically free of charge at the time of registration.  

Full birth certificate

A full extract of birth. Showing the name, date, place of birth and parentage may be obtained on payment of the statutory fee, which is currently £10.00.  

A letter will also be issued for production to the medical practitioner you wish to register the child with under the National Health Service.

Additional certificates can be obtained at the time of registration or at a later date for the same fee.  

If a certificate is required at a later date(not within the first year) the same fee applies if you can produce an original abbreviated or full certificate, otherwise, an additional search fee of £5.00 is also payable.

List of Registration Offices in the Stirling Council Area

Please contact the appropriate office in advance to make an appointment.

 

Last updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:48 PM