Registering a birth

We are currently experiencing very high demand for our services.

If you cannot find a birth registration appointment at your preferred location, please try again at a later date or consider registering at one of our other register offices.

If there are exceptional circumstances which require you to register a birth urgently, please contact 0345 60 80 198


Other people who can register a birth

In exceptional circumstances, if the parents cannot register the birth (for example, for medical reasons) certain other people can do it:

  • someone who was present at the birth
  • someone who is legally responsible for the child
  • a member of the administrative staff at the hospital where the child was born

Please call us on 0345 60 80 198 to arrange to register in these circumstances.

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