Registrations

The contact telephone information for our three registration offices in North Lanarkshire is noted below.  You can contact our offices during these business hours. 

Airdrie Registration Office

Cumbernauld Registration Office

Motherwell Registration Office

Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm

If you believe you have a registration emergency please call 07985 330371.


UPDATE MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2020

As of Friday 8 August, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in certain indoor premises and this means that everyone attending an indoor marriage or civil partnership service in a place of worship or wedding venue will be required to wear a face covering by law.

Please note that there are some exemptions:

  • if you are the registrar leading the service, you can remove your face covering, but you must instead remain at least two metres away from others or have a protective screen between you and others.  When remaining at least two metres away from others or using a protective screen is not possible, the celebrant or registrar must wear a face covering.  There are also reasonable excuses for removing a face covering (temporarily) when it is in response to a request by "a relevant person or another person" to do so, which for instance could include where a registrar makes such a request to check the couple's identity, or to enable a registrar to remove the face covering if it is inhibiting their ability to communicate with those attending the service. 
  • In addition, children under the age of 5 are not required to wear a face covering.


UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020

Registration offices - Our registration offices in Airdrie, Cumbernauld and Motherwell will be open from Monday 29 June for high-priority tasks, as well as for marriages and civil partnerships which are now allowed with minimal attendees. 

Enhanced hygiene procedures are in place at all registration offices including the use of sanitisation stations and the public are asked to use these on entry and exit. Appropriate social distancing measures are in place as well as directional signage to minimise movement around offices. Interview rooms are also fitted with appropriate screening.

Birth Registrations 

In line with the Scottish Government's Routemap - Phase 2 registration offices are open for high priority activities and from Monday 29 June 2020 we will start to take appointments to register births. Given the backlog caused by the pandemic, this will be done on a phased basis. 

We are now asking parents of babies born on or before 15 August 2020 to contact our offices by telephone to arrange an appointment and start the registration process.

Please note that the normal 21-day timeframe for in-person registration of births is currently suspended. Local registration offices will work to ensure that births are registered as quickly as possible, but your patience will be appreciated as the backlog of registrations is processed. 

If we have to call you back please ensure your phone will accept (0845) numbers.

We will update this page when appointments will be available for babies born after 15 August 2020.  Do not attend at the registration offices if you do not have a confirmed appointment.

Births can be registered in any registration district in Scotland but most families will complete the registration at their local registration office.  The contact telephone information for the 3 registration offices in North Lanarkshire is noted below.  You can contact our offices during these business hours.

Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Friday 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm

The birth registration procedure has changed to allow for minimal contact and to accommodate physical distancing. More information will be given to you when you contact us.        

  • When you call to arrange an appointment a registrar will gather the information required for the registration, such as the child's full name, parents' names, date of marriage/civil partnership (if applicable). Where parents are not married to each other or in a registered civil partnership and both names are to appear on the register then both parents must attend the appointment together.   
  • Once information about the birth registration has been gathered by phone, the registrar will make an appointment for you to attend the registration office to check all the information is correct on the register page and to sign the entry for the register.
  • 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.
  • You will be asked on the call if you wish to obtain a full certificate of birth for a fee of £10.00. Payment will be taken over the phone.
  • The appointment should last no more than 10 minutes.

Genealogy Services

Family history searches are currently suspended until further notice.

New legislation introduced on Thursday 26 March 2020 allows Deaths and Still Births to be registered remotely without the need for face to face interviews. 

Death Registrations

It is now the responsibility of the GP or hospital Doctor (if the death occurred in hospital) to email Form 11 Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) to the Registrar in the local area as identified by the informant. 

To assist the registration process, contact details of the informant eg a family member or if not available, the Funeral Director, could be included with the medical certificate.   If there are no contact details included then it is the responsibility of the informant to contact the registration office to start the process of registration.  In addition, the GP or hospital doctor should post the original MCCD to the registration office.

Once the emailed MCCD is received by the registration team, the process of registration can begin.  It may take more than one phone call with the informant to finalise the registration details.  Please note that our telephone calls will show (0845) number therefore don't block or ignore it.

Please only send MCCDs to your local office, normally where the deceased stayed, as contacting several offices will only delay the process. You can however register a death which occurred in Scotland at any registration district in Scotland.

Please discuss any issues with emailing MCCD forms with your chosen funeral director or call your local registration office.

Stillbirth Registrations

It is now the responsibility of the midwife or hospital doctor to email Form 6 Certificate of Stillbirth to the Registrar in the local area as identified by the informant.

To assist the registration process, please include the contact details of the informant eg family member or if not available, the Funeral Director with the Certificate of Stillbirth.   If no contact details are included it would then be the responsibility of the informant to contact the registration office to start the process of registration.   In addition the midwife or hospital doctor should post the original Certificate of Stillbirth to the registration office.

Once the emailed Form 6 is received by the registration team, the process of registration can begin.  It may take more than one phone call with the informant to finalise the registration details. Please note that our telephone calls will show (0845) number therefore don't block or ignore it.

Please send certificates to your local office, normally where the family stayed, as contacting several offices will only delay the process. You can however register a stillbirth which occurred in Scotland at any registration office in Scotland.

Please discuss any issues with emailing Certificates of Stillbirth with your chosen funeral director or call your local registration office.

Civil/Religious/Belief Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies

The maximum number of people allowed to attend a marriage or civil partnership will be 20, with physical distancing in place and where venues are able to allow that number to attend safely.

This figure sets marriage and civil partnership on a different footing from wider gatherings (where household and number restrictions remain); the maximum attendance of 20 people does not include any limitation on numbers of households, nor does it include the registrar (or celebrant) and any interpreter if required.

The maximum figure encompasses all those at the ceremony, including children, carers supporting any attendee, photographers, musicians or any other person employed by the couple.

This figure also applies to both outdoor and indoor ceremonies (where venue capacity allows the ceremony to take place safely).

Airdrie Registration Office

Cumbernauld Registration Office

Motherwell Registration Office

Postponed Ceremonies

Where you have already submitted notice and you have postponed your ceremony due to the current health crisis and wish to re-arrange a new date, please note that new marriage notice forms will not need to be submitted for a date fixed up to 31 December 2020 and no additional notice fees will be payable.  Where you have already lodged notice but cannot re-arrange by 31 December 2020, new notice forms will require to be submitted but there will be no additional charge to lodge these new notice forms.  Fees will be transferred to the new date and refunds arranged if you decide to cancel.

Requesting Replacement Certificates

Requests for historical certificates can be made by calling or emailing our offices with payments being made by debit/credit card.  Certificates will then be posted with the receipt.

Citizenship Ceremonies

All forthcoming Citizenship ceremonies have been suspended until further notice.

An update from the Home Office has confirmed that prospective new citizens must normally book a ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from them, however, due to the current circumstances this period has been extended to six months and this will be kept under constant review.  No adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by Coronavirus.

You do not need to contact us for this extension or require any further paperwork as you will be able to use the paperwork you currently hold.

For further information call:

  • Airdrie: 01236 758080
  • Cumbernauld: 01236 632740
  • Motherwell: 01698 302206

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