Other people who can register a birth

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Certificates posted after 20 December may not arrive until after 5 January.

If you require your certificates earlier, please arrange to collect them in person. 

In exceptional circumstances, if the parents cannot register the birth (for example, for medical reasons) certain other people can do it:

  • Someone who was present at the birth
  • Someone who is legally responsible for the child
  • A member of the administrative staff at the hospital where the child was born

Please call us on 0345 60 80 198 to arrange to register in these circumstances.

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