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Register a birth

We recommend that you register the birth within 5 working days. However, there is a legal requirement for this to be done within 42 days.

To register a birth, please book an appointment and follow our online booking process once you have read all the information on this page. Please ensure you are eligible to register, after checking the government guidance.

We no longer offer a walk-in service.

Book an appointment

More information

Please check all pages of the government guidelines thoroughly before booking an appointment. 

It is free to register a birth but certificates are charged at a national rate. Please look at our fees page for the latest information. We only offer standard certificates. “Short” or “free” certificates are no longer available.

You are able to order more certificates at a later stage if you do not purchase enough on the day. Find out more about ordering more certificates.

We only accept card payments.

We are an appointment only service so please read the information on opening hours and access