Language selection

Search

Government of Canada services and information in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact us

Services and information provided to Canadians by the Consulate of Canada to the United Kingdom, in Edinburgh.

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

On this page

Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Surrogacy is legal in the United Kingdom.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

The General Registrar Office provides birth, death and marriage certificates in Scotland.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application and pay your fee online. Book an appointment by email to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Canada and the UK accept dual citizenship. Refer to Travelling as a dual citizen.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Limited consular and notarial services are available to Canadian citizens by booking an appointment by email to present your documents in person.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

Cash

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (GBP)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 24.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 24.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 24.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 24.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

Complete your passport application and pay your fee online before booking an appointment by email to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment. Limited passport services are available.

Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport to travel to Canada.

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad.

Canadian residents in the UK receive their Canada pension, Old Age Security and Québec pension in pounds sterling by direct deposit.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Same sex marriages are legal.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Canadian citizens are responsible for obtaining the correct stamps in their Canadian passports from UK authorities. The stamps show their right to live and work in the UK.

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

Report a problem on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, please contact us.

Date Modified: