A limited number of appointments are available at their base in St George’s Hall – but they have to be pre-booked online.
- If your baby was born on or before 31st March 2020, you can book an appointment to register the birth. Bookings can be on our website.
- Appointments will be offered according to the date of birth to allow oldest babies to be registered first.
- There will be no penalty for registering babies over 42 days old.
- You may claim child benefit and register with your doctor before registering the birth.
- Current government advice is that you should not apply for a passport unless you need it urgently for compassionate reasons, for example if a family member has died, or for government business.
- We will be unable to fast track birth registrations for any other reason.
- If English is not the first language, customers may ask a friend or relative to act as an interpreter. It is preferable that this person is from the same household as you.
- Customers are asked to payment for certificates by credit/debit card and to use contactless if at all possible. Cash will not be accepted.
Anyone visiting the Register Office is reminded that:
- If you have signs and symptoms of Covid-19 or are living with someone with symptoms, do not attend. For information on symptoms go to www.nhs.uk
- Please consider your plans for travelling to the Register Office carefully. Avoid public transport if possible, and follow guidance on staying safe outside of their home such as wearing face coverings. Read more information including instructions on how to make a face covering.
- Copies of birth certificates are £11 each.
- These can be purchased at the birth registration or any time afterwards.
- All payments must be by credit/debit card. Customers are asked to use contactless payments if possible as cash will not be accepted.
Information about this service update has also been added to the council’s website.