Register a birth

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If a child is born in Scotland, the birth must be registered within 21 days. Parent(s) have the freedom to register the birth at any Registration office in Scotland.

View privacy notices relating to birth registration and naming ceremonies.

Please note that if you wish to register the birth of your child at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Offices then you must call in advance to make an appointment. Should you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call 07740 639217 or 01466 794919.

If the parents of the child are married to each other, either parent can register the birth, however, if they are not married to each other ideally they should attend the office together.

The birth card issued by the hospital should be taken to the Registrar. If available, please also take the marriage certificate of the child's parents (if married to each other) and the birth certificate(s) of the child's parent(s).

You will be issued with an abbreviated copy of the birth certificate and for £10.00 you may purchase a full copy if required.

Tell Us Once poster

We also offer a Tell Us Once service, which allows the Registrar to contact local council services and government agencies that need to know about the birth on your behalf. This will save you having to contact them all individually.

View Tell Us Once Birth Leaflet (pdf 479KB).

For further advice or to make an appointment contact any of our Registration Offices.