Book an appointment to register a birth

As parents, you are legally required to register a birth. You need to register your baby’s birth in order to obtain a birth certificate and give him/her an official identity.

Book an appointment to register a birth

This service is for

Booking an appointment online to register a birth at one of our register offices.

You will need

For more information on registering a birth and what you'll need to take to your appointment, see our how to register a birth page.

For the Tell Us Once service you will also need to bring with you:

  • a fully completed Child Benefit claim form and the accompanying prepaid HMRC envelope, which can be found in the Bounty Pack from the hospital or midwife. If you did not receive a Bounty Pack, this form can be completed online or downloaded from the GOV.UK website.
  • the contact details, and national insurance number of the parent(s) to be named in the birth registration.
  • details of any benefits the parent(s) to be named on the birth register are receiving or have applied for.
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Alternative ways to do this

If you are unable to do this online please telephone our customer service centre on 0300 500 80 80.

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