The Falkirk Registration Office is closed to the public until Monday 29 June, when it will re-open for appointments for limited high priority tasks. The registration team is still at work.
Death and still-birth registrations
A new process of remote registration has been introduced under the Coronavirus Act. This means that death and still-birth registrations can be done by telephone, without any need for the informant to attend the registration office in person.
- We will receive the medical certificate of cause of death via email from the doctor.
- Bereaved families will be advised to contact the registration office where they will be allocated an appointment to complete the registration by telephone.
- The Form 14 will be emailed to the funeral director or posted to you if preferred.
- Death certificates purchased after the completion of registration will be posted to you.
- We will not be operating the Tell Us Once service. However, we will issue a reference number and website address for this to be used at home.
Remote registration is available from Monday to Saturday. We are operating a limited service on Saturdays.
From Monday 29th June 2020, in line with the Scottish Government framework - phase 2 update, we will be registering births again at our registration office at Burgh Buildings. Given the backlog caused by the pandemic, this will be done on a phased basis depending on the date of birth of your child. Please note that the normal 21-day timeframe for in-person registration of births is currently suspended
We are now asking parents of babies born on or before 31 May 2020 to contact our office to start the registration process. We will update this page and social media when appointments will be available for babies born after 31 May 2020. Thank you for your patience whilst we resume this service.
The birth registration procedure has changed to allow for minimal contact and to accommodate physical distancing.
- A registrar will call you on the number you have supplied to gather the information required for the registration, such as the child’s full name, parents’ names, date of marriage/civil partnership (if applicable).
- You will be asked on the call if you wish to obtain a full certificate of birth for a fee of £10.00. Payment can be taken over the phone.
- You will be offered an appointment time to call into the office to complete registration and sign the register page.
- Information will be sent to you by email in advance to help you when attending the office – this will include the health and safety measures put in place and what to bring with you.
- After the birth registration is complete, you will be issued with the abbreviated certificate of birth and the EC58 form for the NHS. These are both free of charge. If you have purchased a full certificate of birth, this will also be issued at this time.
- The appointment should last no more than 15 minutes.
Marriages and Civil Partnerships
We are now able to carry out civil ceremonies at a Council outdoor venue, in line with the Scottish Government's framework – phase 2 update. For your safety, and that of our team, we have procedures and health and safety measures in place for this. Please contact the registration office if you wish further information.
For couples who have already submitted marriage notice papers:
- The Registrar General has given authority for the usual 3-month notice period to be extended without new notices being lodged if the marriage is to take place before 31 December 2020.
- Couples who have postponed weddings to 2021 will need to resubmit documents. However the statutory fee paid (and Council fees for civil weddings) will be carried over to the new wedding date.
For couples who require to submit marriage notice papers (within 3 months of the date of marriage and no less than 29 days):
The office remains closed to the public for submission of notice papers. However, forms can be posted to the registration office, along with copies of the supporting documents. Before issuing the marriage schedule, we will need to see the original documents. We will do this when you arrange to collect the schedule. You will be given an appointment for this.
Extract certificates can be ordered online.
The registration team hold citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Home Office. We are not holding any ceremonies at present. More information is available from the Home Office (https://www.gov.uk/citizenship-ceremonies).
European Passport Return Service
This service is currently suspended.
You can still telephone or email us: