An appointment is required to register a birth at one of our offices within Surrey. Please telephone 0300 200 1002 to make an appointment.
If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth and you would like the father's details in the birth entry, then the father must attend with the mother to register. If this is not possible for any reason please contact your local office for advice.
The One Plus One website "Married or Not" provides information on the legal differences between married and unmarried couples, along with direct links to additional sources of information and a directory of organisations providing expert advice.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 affects birth registrations of children conceived following fertility treatment and who can be entered as legal parents onto the birth certificate. It is now possible for two female parents to be entered onto a child's registration under this law.
Babies born abroad cannot be registered in England and Wales. However, it may be possible for the birth to be registered by the appropriate British authorities in the country of birth. For further information see the Gov.uk web site.
Registration of a birth is free and a certified extract of the entry (short certificate) is supplied free of charge. Additional copies may be purchased.
In addition to our three main offices in Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge, we also have registrars located in Caterham, Farnham, Frimley Haslemere and Reigate for the registration of births by appointment only. Please telephone 0300 200 1002 to make an appointment.
You may also wish to adjust your Will - to ensure that your child would be looked after in the event of your death.