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Registering a Still-birth

Registering a Still-birth

When and where can the Still-birth be registered?

Any still-birth which occurs in Scotland must be registered within 21 days and can be registrered at any Registration office in Scotland.

To avoid unnecessary waiting please phone to book an appointment using the details at the bottom of this page.

Who can Register the Still-birth?

If the baby's parents are married to each other, or in a registered civil partnership with each other, at the time of registration, then either parent may register the still-birth.

If the baby's parents are not married, or in a registered civil partnership with each other, then the mother must attend to register the still-birth. If the the father / parent's name is also to be included in the register, then both parents should attend the Registration Office together. If this is not possible, please contact the Registrar for advice.

What Documents should I take to the Registrar?

  • Certificate of Still-birth (Form 6) will be issued to the parents of a still-born child by the registered medical practitioner or registered midwife who was present at the time of the event.
  • Parents' birth certificate(s), if available
  • Parents' marriage or civil partnership certificate, if applicable
  • On the rare occasion where no Form 6 is available, the still-birth still requires to be registered. Please contact us for further advice.

When the Registration is complete, the Registrar will give you, free of charge:

  • Certificate of Registration of Still-birth (Form 8). This is required by the Funeral Director for burial or cremation purposes.
  • An extract of still-birth, if so desired.

For Further Information Contact

The Registrar
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 723850 / 450000 Fax: 01259 723365