In Scotland it is compulsory to register births, still-births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.
When you have a new baby or someone has passed away there are a number of government departments and council services that need to be told. Up until now you have had to notify all these departments individually. The Tell Us Once service aims to reduce the number of local and central government departments that you have to contact.
Tell Us Once is offered automatically and delivered when you call into the Registrars Offices to carry out a birth or death registration. It is an optional service but most people choose to use this service. It saves them time at a stage in their lives when they are busy looking after a new baby or dealing with the loss of a loved one.
We can notify local and central government departments after you have registered a birth or a death relating to:
All the information you give us is confidential and will be treated securely. The organisations we talk to will only use the information we give them as the law allows.
It is your responsibility to make sure that all information you give us is up to date. If your circumstances change or you realise that the wrong information has been given, you will need to contact the relevant organisations yourself.