Glasgow City Council

Registering a Stillbirth

Contact Registrars

  • Phone 0141 287 7654

This can be a stressful and upsetting time.  In this section there is information and guidance aimed at helping you through the registration process.

In Scotland a stillbirth must be registered within 21 days.

If the event took place outwith Scotland it must be registered in the country the stillbirth took place.

In Glasgow we operate an appointment system for all stillbirth registrations.

The office is located at:-
Service Desk
45 John Street
Glasgow
G1 1JQ

How do I make an appointment?

Please phone the registrar's appointment line on 0141 287 7654. The line is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Who can register a stillbirth?

If the baby's parents are married to each other, or in a registered civil partnership with each other, either parent may register the stillbirth.

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

For more information please visit NRS - Stillbirths

What documents should I take to the Registrar?

  • The certificate of stillbirth(form 6) issued by the doctor or midwife who was present at the time of the event.
  • The stillbirth registration card issued from the hospital or midwife.
  • Your marriage/civil partnership certificate (if applicable/available).
  • Your birth certificate(s) (if available).

What documents will I receive?

  • 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.

Contact Registrars

  • Phone 0141 287 7654

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