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At the appointment

Please bring your 'Red Book' or any birth paperwork, such as your discharge papers, provided by the hospital or midwife.

It would also be useful for both parents to bring:

  • a passport or birth certificate
  • proof of your current address
  • proof of any former name or names (for example, a change of name deed or marriage certificate)

You are not legally required to produce these documents but if you do, they can help to ensure your child's birth is correctly registered.

You are not required to bring your baby to the appointment.

Details the registrar will need to know

You will need to provide the following information:

  • the baby's NHS number 
  • date and place of baby’s birth 
  • full name and surname of baby
  • sex of the baby
  • parents' names, surnames and address (including any former names)
  • places and dates of the parents' birth
  • date of parents' marriage or civil partnership (if applicable)
  • parents' occupations

The following information is required by law, but does not appear in the register:

  • the date of birth for the mother and second parent (if applicable)
  • number of other children born to the mother
  • if the parents are married, the month and year of their marriage (a marriage or civil partnership certificate would be helpful if you have one)

How to find us

Our appointments are held at Time Square.

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