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Register a birth - step by step

Births should be registered in the district in which the birth happened. Registering a birth is free of charge.  By law you must register a baby's birth within 42 days.

  1. Who can register a birth

    Find out who can register a birth on GOV.UK

  2. Book an appointment to register a birth

    How to book an appointment to register a birth online if the birth was in the borough or outside of the borough.

  3. Information you will need to provide

    Information you will be asked for when attending your appointment to register a birth.

  4. Your appointment

    What to expect during your appointment to register a birth.