Birth

Coronavirus: Important information

Birth registrations will be carried out by face-to-face appointments. Appointments are available at Guildford Register Office (appointments available from 8 October), Leatherhead Register Office (appointments available from 24 September) and Weybridge Register Office (appointments available from 20 September).

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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      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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