You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate.
It's best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the baby was born.
If your baby was born in a Westminster hospital or elsewhere in the City of Westminster (e.g. at home) then you can register your baby at our Register Office, the Queen's Park Children's Centre or the Bessborough Family Hub
There is no fee to register a birth.
Full certificates contain the baby's details and the parents' details. Birth certificates cost £11 each. These can be purchased online during the booking process, and you can collect them at the end of the appointment.
When making a birth registration appointment we recommend pre-ordering 3 to 5 birth certificates.
If the parents are foreign nationals, birth certificates are often required for:
We would also advise you to contact your consulate prior to registering the birth to confirm if they keep the original birth certificate or will accept a photocopy.
If the parents are UK nationals, birth certificates are often required for:
Read the GOV.UK complete guide to registering a birth to find out:
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