Birth Registration

Now that your baby has been born, you must by law, within 21 days, register the birth with a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

The law now allows for a birth which occurred in Scotland to be registered at any district within Scotland.

It is the responsibility of the mother or the father, if married to each other, to attend the Registration Office.

If you are not married but your partner wishes to register that he is the father of the baby then he will need either:

Abbreviated Birth Certificate

An abbreviated birth certificate is issued free of charge at the time of registration and a full birth certificate can be obtained for the appropriate fee.

Documents Required

You will be required to take along to the Registrar the following documents:

Documents you will Receive from the Registrar

For more information contact the Council’s Senior Registrar, Patricia Breck, on 01856873535.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

Orkney Islands Council: BOREAS DOMUS MARE AMICUS