Registering a birth


Where to register a birth

Babies born in East Sussex

(excludes Brighton & Hove)

  • your registration appointment will be by telephone
  • during your telephone appointment, the registrar will arrange a time for you to visit one of our: Register Offices, to check and sign the register page
  • your appointment to sign the register will take place either in the car park or at the doors to the register office (dependent on site facilities)
  • in line with Government guidelines (gov.uk), face coverings must be worn by all visitors to our Register Offices. You may be asked to temporarily remove your face covering for identification purposes
  • you will need to bring a blue or black biro and or ball point pen to sign with
  • order birth certificates online after the page is signed

Babies born elsewhere

The birth should be registered by the registrar for the district where the birth took place. Search for a Register Office (gov.uk)

We have special arrangements with: Brighton & Hove City Council and also with: West Sussex County Council for East Sussex residents who gave birth in their administrative areas.

Brighton & Hove

Residents of Brighton & Hove who gave birth outside of East Sussex County Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

West Sussex

Residents of West Sussex who gave birth outside of East Sussex County Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

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