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. From 16th February 2019, birth certificates will cost £11 each. These can be purchased online during the booking process, and you can collect them at the end of the appointment. You can also purchase certificates during the appointment (payable by card).
We recommended buying 3-5 copies as they are required for various legal processes, such as passport applications.
Purchasing a certificate after your appointment is more expensive.
Read the GOV.UK complete guide to registering a birth to find out:
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