Register a birth

Coronavirus update

We have now reopened the register office and are dealing with a backlog of birth registrations. You can book an appointment here.

Prior to an appointment, you can register your baby with your GP. 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.

You can also make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered. Information is available at GOV.UK.

Last updated: 27 July 2020