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

What you need to tell the registrar

During your telephone appointment, the registrar will ask you:

  • when was the birth
  • where did it happen
  • the full names of the parent(s) (including alternative and previous names)
  • dates and places of birth of the parent(s)
  • the occupations of the parent(s)
  • the home address of the parent(s)

You will also be given an appointment to come to the office to check and sign the register page.

You MUST check the entry carefully before signing. A correction to a birth register entry will cost up to £90 plus the cost of replacement certificates.

Certificates can only be issued after the register page is signed.

See our privacy notice, for more information about how we use your data.

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