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 order a birth certificate, what it costs and how long it takes.
To add the father's details or if the parents have married.
Births - change of name
You can add a name or change a name up to 12 months after registering the birth.
Birth certificate corrections
Made a mistake? Don't worry, it's usually possible to correct it.