Register a birth

Coronavirus information

The register office is now closed and we are no longer able to offer birth registration appointments and this is likely to be the case for the next two months. 

You can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered, where you have not been able to do so because of these measures. Information should be available on the gov.uk website.

You can also register your baby with your GP without needing to register the birth first. You may need the birth notification letter from the hospital which will have been given to you at the time of the baby’s birth.

We really apologise for any inconvenience caused but we must comply with instructions in order to keep both you and our staff safe and well.   

If however, you have an urgent need to register a birth please email us at registeroffice@westminster.gov.uk explaining the reasons why and we will consider it carefully. Please ensure you include the date and place of your baby’s birth and your telephone number. ​Please note, if your baby was not born Westminster we will be unable to offer you an appointment and you should contact the district where the birth took place.

If you would like to be notified when the normal birth registration appointment booking service resumes, please register your interest here: Service resumption notification form  

Last updated: 4 May 2020