Birth

Important information

We are currently experiencing a high level of staff sickness across the service. This has severely impacted the number of appointments we are able to offer. It will take longer than usual to get an appointment.

If you are registering a multiple birth, please contact us and we will assist you in making an appointment.

Information and services

Registering a birth

    You must book an appointment to register a birth within 42 days of your child being born.

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    Re-registration of a birth

      Re-registering a birth following the marriage of the baby's parents or to add the natural father's details

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      Order a copy of a birth certificate

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      Changing your child's forename

        Changing your child’s forename on the original birth entry

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        Correcting a registration

          Advice on how to arrange a correction if you have discovered a mistake on a birth certificate

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          Baby welcoming ceremony

            A baby welcoming ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of a baby or welcome adopted or stepchildren into your wider family circle

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