Birth registrations have now started to take place again. This will be done as a staggered approach to ensure families are treated fairly and also to ensure we have the appropriate resources to tackle the backlog of birth registrations. Registrations will only be conducted at our Dumbarton Office.
If you had a child born in May please contact us on 01389 738350 (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm). Please do not contact us if you had your baby after May. Further updates will soon be provided for those who have had babies born in June and July.
A baby born in Scotland can be registered in any Registrars office in Scotland. Births cannot be registered in Scotland unless the baby was born in Scotland.
A birth must be registered within 21 days of the baby being born.
You must bring with you the birth card provided by the hospital where baby was born. If you do not have the birth card, you may have to make another appointment.
Same sex parent's details can only be inserted in the register if the provisions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 apply.
For more information see the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority website.
Most registration services are by appointment only, for further information please contact us.