Information and services

Registering a birth

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

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

Changing your child's forename

Changing your child’s forename on the original birth entry

Correcting a registration

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

Naming ceremony

A naming ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of a baby or welcome a new child into your family