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Births

Having a baby is an exciting and busy time, and we can help you register the birth quickly and easily.
Registering a birth
If your baby was born in the borough, you’ll need to register the birth within 42 days from the date of birth.
Re-registering a birth
If you were not married to the child’s father at the time of the birth and have later married each other, you are required by law to re-register the child.
Registering a stillbirth
Parents can make a priority appointment at the Register Office. Please call us on 020 8690 2128.
Frequently asked questions
Here are answers to common questions about registering a birth.