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Who can register a birth?

Parents are married or in a civil partnership

If the parents are married to each other or in a civil partnership together, either parent can register.

Parents are not married

If the parents are not married to each other and the father's details are to be included, the father must come to the appointment with the mother.

If the mother attends alone, no father details will be recorded.

If the child’s parents are not married or in a civil partnership or the father’s details are not included in the entry at the time of registration, it is possible for this to be done at a later date. If the natural parents of a child marry each other, the birth should be re-registered.

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