Birth certificate amendments

If you were born in Scotland, you can, if you wish to do so, change your forename(s) or surname(s) on your birth certificate.

NOTE - Any reference to forenames also includes any middle names.

Please see the guidance leaflet 'Recording Change of Name' available in the publications section for details of the procedure to be followed.  The necessary application forms are also available within the publications section.

The cost of recording a change of name on your birth certificate is currently £40. 

You can also contact a Registrar from one of the Registration Offices listed below for further advice and information:


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