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Register a birth

When a baby is born in Birmingham, you should make an appointment to register the birth at the Birmingham Register Office.

If you’re married or in a civil partnership with the other parent to your new-born child, only one of you needs to visit the Birmingham Register Office to register the birth.

If you’re not married or in a civil partnership with one another, you must attend together if you’d both like to be included as parents in the register.

The Register a birth page on the website offers details on how the registration process works for other parental circumstances.

You can buy full certificates, showing the parents details, on the day of registration for £4 each. You can buy additional certificates at £7 each after the registration. Once the register is full and placed in the archives, additional copies of certificates will cost £10 each.

From 16 February 2019, the fee for all certificates will be £11 in accordance with legislation.

To register the birth, you will need to bring the following things with you:

  • The hospital discharge papers or the red book
  • Your passport or birth certificate
  • Your marriage certificate, if applicable
  • An official document showing your name and current address, such as a driving licence or utility bill
  • Someone who can speak and read both English and your language fluently, if you can’t speak or understand English.

There’s no charge for registering a birth.

Book an appointment to register a birth

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