Registering a birth

2. Where to register a birth

Babies born in East Sussex;

(excludes Brighton & Hove)

Book online

  • Your registration appointment will be by telephone.
  • During your telephone appointment, the registrar will arrange a time for you to visit one of our register offices to check and sign the register page.
  • Your appointment to sign the register will take place either in the car park or at the doors to the register office (dependent on site facilities).
  • In line with Government guidelines, face coverings must be worn by all visitors to our Register Offices. You may be asked to temporarily remove your face covering for identification purposes.
  • You will need to bring a blue or black biro/ball point pen to sign with.
  • Order birth certificates online after the page is signed.

Babies born elsewhere;

The birth should be registered by the registrar for the district where the birth took place. Find a register office

We have special arrangements with Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council for East Sussex residents who gave birth in their administrative areas;

Brighton & Hove;

Residents of Brighton & Hove who gave birth outside of East Sussex County Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

West Sussex;

Residents of West Sussex who gave birth outside of East Sussex County Council’s administrative area cannot register at East Sussex register offices.

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