Registering a birth

5. What you need to tell the registrar

During your telephone appointment, the registrar will ask you;

  • When was the birth
  • Where did it happen
  • The full names of the parent(s) (including alternative and previous names)
  • Dates and places of birth of the parent(s)
  • The occupations of the parent(s)
  • The home address of the parent(s)

You will also be given an appointment to come to the office to check and sign the register page.

You MUST check the entry carefully before signing, a correction to a birth register entry will cost up to £90 plus the cost of replacement certificates.

Certificates can only be issued after the register page is signed.

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