How to register a birth

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Registration of birth appointments 

As parents of your new-born child, you are legally required to register the birth. You need to register your baby’s birth in order to obtain a birth certificate and give him/her an official identity. The Government has postponed the rules about registering a baby’s birth within six-weeks of their birth and you can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered.

Nottinghamshire parents can now book appointments to register births, regardless of when their babies were born. Registration offices in West Bridgford, Arnold, Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop, are now open, but by appointment only.

To make an appointment, please call the County Council’s Customer Service number on 0300 500 8080.

For more information, view our resuming birth registration appointments frequently asked questions.

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