What You Need to Do
All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born.
You should do this at the local register office for the area where the baby was born or at the hospital before the mother leaves. The hospital will tell you if you can register the birth there.
If you can’t register the birth in the area where the baby was born, you can go to another register office and they will send your details to the correct office.
The government provide comprehensive guidance on the process and what you need to provide to the registrar.
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