Replacement Birth Certificate Edinburgh

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Replacement Birth Certificate

If you’re in need of a certified copy of a birth certificate in Edinburgh, your search ends here.

UK Official Certificates has successfully assisted over 600,000 clients throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland in acquiring a copy of their birth certificate. Let us extend our expertise to you as well.

Complete our streamlined application process and let our adept team manage everything. We focus on swiftly rectifying minor errors to ensure your experience in obtaining a replacement birth certificate is smooth and straightforward.

Initiate the process right here by filling out the application form for an Edinburgh replacement birth certificate. Begin with your essential personal information, ensuring all names are correctly spelled. Then, choose the urgency with which you need your birth certificate. Leave the rest to us. Place your order now!

Edinburgh: A Historic and Cultural Capital

Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud and historic capital, boasts a rich tapestry of cultural and historical significance. Known for its stunning architecture and annual festivals, Edinburgh is home to the renowned National Museum of Scotland and the iconic Edinburgh International Festival.

The city’s literary heritage is celebrated globally, with famous authors like Sir Walter Scott and J.K. Rowling among its literary icons. The culinary scene in Edinburgh is vibrant, featuring everything from gourmet dining to traditional Scottish fare. The city’s diverse cultural festivals further highlight its dedication to embracing cultures from around the world, making Edinburgh a dynamic and inclusive environment where heritage and modernity blend seamlessly.

Edinburgh Birth Rates: Insights and Trends

Current statistics from recent years shed light on the changing patterns of birth rates in Edinburgh. These years have shown a mild decrease in the number of live births, reflecting broader national trends. Nonetheless, these figures reveal significant demographic shifts, such as changes in the age of mothers and the backgrounds of new parents in Edinburgh, offering a nuanced understanding of the city’s evolving demographics.

Total Births:

In 2020: 8,422 live births
In 2019: 8,954  live births
Decrease: 5.9%


The general trend in Edinburgh has shown a decline in birth rates since 2013, consistent with wider national statistics. However, projections suggest a rebound in birth numbers by 20346. There is also a noteworthy rise in the number of births among older mothers and a considerable proportion of births to mothers born outside the UK, indicating the city’s diverse and changing population.

Edinburgh castle in day time

Why Select Us for Your Edinburgh Birth Certificate Replacement?

For more than 15 years, UK Official Certificates has been a trusted source for obtaining birth certificate copies in Edinburgh, processing over 600,000 applications. Our expertise ensures a streamlined process, avoiding the delays and complications often encountered at local registration offices. We meticulously verify each detail before submission, ensuring prompt and accurate processing.

Our UK-Based Team is Here to Help

Need assistance with your application? Our dedicated customer service team is here to help. Reach out to us by phone or email; rest assured, your inquiry will never be outsourced. We handle all queries in-house to provide quick and efficient responses during office hours. For queries outside of office hours, please use our online contact form for the quickest service. Our professional staff is committed to ensuring you receive the necessary birth certificate for your official needs.

Legalisation Services for International Use:

UK Official Certificates provides an apostille service to authenticate documents for overseas use, which you can include during the ordering process of your birth certificate. However, it is important to note that an apostille stamp is not always required. We advise verifying with the organisation requesting the document whether this stamp is necessary to prevent incurring unnecessary expenses.

Replacement Birth Certificate FAQs for Edinburgh

Do you have questions about this service? Check our FAQs or contact us at or 0800 0025542 for more information.

  • How Long Does It All Take?

UK Official Certificates offers three dispatch speeds to suit your urgency and budget. Standard service: within 10 working days. Standard Plus: within 5 working days via first class post. Priority: next business day via Royal Mail Special Delivery. Orders placed after 2:30 pm are processed the next business day.

  • How Do I Secure a PDF Copy of the Birth Certificate?

Order online using our fastest service for quick delivery. Once you receive your Edinburgh birth certificate, you can easily scan it and convert it to a PDF for your records.

  • Can I Receive a New Birth Certificate on the Same Day?

It is not possible to obtain a new birth certificate on the same day anywhere in the UK. However, our priority service ensures next business day dispatch via Royal Mail Special Delivery. Discover the fastest way to replace your birth certificate in Edinburgh.

  • Can I Order a Post Adoption Birth Certificate Online?

Certainly! In the UK, an adoption birth certificate replaces the original for the adopted child. Our service offers a reliable and swift online process for ordering your replacement adoption birth certificates, with options for next-day dispatch.

  • How Much Does a Full Birth Certificate Cost?

The cost for a full copy of a birth certificate varies based on the urgency of your request. Our rates start at just £22.95 for the standard service, with a faster priority service available for £69.95.

For more details on this subject please see our fully comprehensive guide on the cost of a birth certificate in the UK.

  • Will I get a Full Long or Short Version of the Birth Certificate?

At UK Official Certificates, we issue the detailed, long version of your UK birth certificate, suitable for a range of official purposes including school enrolment, passport applications, and visa submissions.

Find out about the differences between short and long birth certificates.

If you have recently had a new born baby that needs to be registered please click here for the relevant information.