COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Our services are running at a reduced capacity. Please check our individual pages for updates on what services are running and any restrictions that are in place.

Our terms and conditions have also been updated to show the changes we have in place to keep our building, customers and colleagues safe.

Face coverings must be worn at the Register Office unless you are medically exempt.

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Register a birth

21 October update

Dates of birth before 20 October 2020

We now ask that those families who have had a baby before 20 OCtober 2020, and are yet to register their baby, to make a booking. Please read your confirmation email carefully before leaving to attend your appointment.

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Payment for certificates are done via the booking process by Visa and Mastercard only. You cannot pay on the day.

Please ensure you have read all the government guidance on registering a birth before making a booking.

Dates of birth after 20 October2020

Anybody who tries to book with a date of birth after 20 October 2020 will not be able to. 

We will update our website frequently with new dates for bookings. If you have an urgent need, please email our team. You will need to provide evidence. Urgent reasons include: a pre-booked holiday, a visa requirement, deadlines with paper-work in another country etc.

Please note:

  • The 42-day limit to register a birth is waived until further notice but as we now have full availability, new parents will soon be asked to register their newborn, if they have yet to do so.