Register a birth

Information on who, how and where you can register a birth, and what information you will need to bring with you to your appointment.

To register a birth in Leeds please call 0113 222 4408 to make an appointment.

By law you must register a birth within 42 days.​​​

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0113 222 4408
(Weekdays, 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays when we're open from 10am)



Does it cost to register a birth?Does it cost to register a birth?<div class="ExternalClass4D36915084804576BFA0BDBE504CEE1C"><p>There is no charge for the registration. <br><br>A full or a short birth certificate costs £4 each.<br><br>The short birth certificate contains the baby's name, gender and date of birth. The full birth certificate contains the same information as the short certificate, but it also includes the place of birth, parents' names, jobs and addresses.</p></div>
Information you need when registering a birth​Information you need when registering a birth​<div class="ExternalClass0AE7F9F494AC48AE910BE50F167C1E53"><p>When registering a birth, you will need to tell the Registrar the following information:<br><br></p><ul><li>The baby’s full name, sex, place and date of birth.</li><li>The parent(s) full name(s), place and date of birth.</li><li>The mothers’ maiden surname (if applicable)</li><li>The parent(s) address and job(s)</li><li>The date of the parents’ marriage/civil partnership (if applicable)</li></ul><p> <br>You might not need to give all of this information, depending on who is registering the birth.</p><p>You must bring one of the following for each of the parent(s):</p><ul><li>Photographic ID (e.g. passport, travel document, driving licence, biometric residence permit, permanent residence card)</li><li>Proof of current address dated within the last three months (e.g utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement)</li><li>Birth certificate</li></ul><p>You may also need a statutory declaration of paternity from the other parent before you give their details if they aren’t going to the register office with you. If you require this, please contact the register office for guidance.</p> ​​​​​​​​</div>
Where can I go for the appointment?Where can I go for the appointment?<div class="ExternalClassC9DFE39DAE444CC3A2EC2DA4BD6055CD"><p>You can register the birth at one of the following One Stop Centre’s: Armley, Chapeltown, City Centre Hub, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Moor Allerton, Morley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon. Please see our <a rel="pdf" href="/docs/Registrars%20addresses%20and%20opening%20times.pdf">addresses and opening times document</a> for further details of each office.</p> <p>You can also register a birth in any other Register Office in England and Wales. The Registrar will send the details on to us, although there will be a delay in receiving the birth certificate.</p></div>
Who can register a birth?Who can register a birth?<div class="ExternalClass27A7A0F4682047578E3D56AC66416378">If the parents are married to each other or in a civil partnership:<br> <br>-Either the baby's mother or father/second parent.<br> <br><br>If the parents are not married to each other or in a civil partnership<br> <br>-The mother<br> -The mother and father/second parent together<br> <br><br>Please note that if the parents are not married to each other or in a civil partnership at the time of the birth we can only enter the father's/second parent's details on the birth certificate if he/she comes with the mother to register the birth. <br></div>
Information we may collect about youInformation we may collect about you<div class="ExternalClass9A5499202BC54298A3CFCF66F99BD722"><p>The council has a statutory duty to register births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships and to administer citizenship services on behalf of the Home Office. Your information will only be used to assist us with your registration appointment and/or ceremony or your copy certificate application. We will not share this information with anyone else unless we are required to do so by law. Please see our <a href="/privacy-and-data/service-privacy-notices/births-marriages-deaths-and-citizenship-privacy/registrars-notice">privacy policy</a> for further information on how we process your personal data.<br></p></div><br>



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