Births

How to register a birth

You are legally required to register your baby's birth within 42 days. The birth must be registered at the register office in the borough where the birth took place.

How to register a birth

Birth certificates

How to order a birth certificate, what it costs and how long it takes.

Birth certificates

Births re-registration

To add the father's details or if the parents have married.

Births re-registration

Births - change of name

You can add a name or change a name up to 12 months after registering the birth.

Births - change of name

Birth certificate corrections

Made a mistake? Don't worry, it's usually possible to correct it.

Birth certificate corrections