Register a birth

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

If your baby was born in Leeds, please call 0113 222 4408 to book an appointment.​​

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



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>Please bring the 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)<br><br></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> ​​​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
Where can I go for the appointment?Where can I go for the appointment?<div class="ExternalClass6779BA05FC814B60AE3B723F172510D9">You can register the birth at one of the following One Stop Centres: 2 Great George Street, Armley, Chapeltown, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Morley<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span>, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon. Please see the <strong>Documents</strong> section for addresses and opening times. <br><br>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.​</div>
Who can register a birth?Who can register a birth?<div class="ExternalClass84B4534705BB4A6A8FDBCC521EA5D46F">If the parents are married to each other:<br><br>-Either the baby’s mother or father.<br><br><br> If the parents are not married to each other<br><br> -The mother<br>-The mother and father together<br><br><br> Please note that if the parents are not married to each other at the time of the birth we can only enter the father’s details on the birth certificate if he comes with the mother to register the birth.​</div>



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