Register a birth

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Birth registrations

Appointment availability is updated continuously on our online system. If there are no appointments available at your chosen location, please consider alternative locations.

You can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit without registering the birth. Your child's NHS number can be used prior to the birth registration being completed.

When you book an appointment you can pay for certificates in advance. Certificates cost £11 each. You can pay by credit or debit card.

Book an appointment to register a birth.

Babies born in Southend, Romford and Leytonstone

If your baby was born in:

  • Southend Hospital
  • Queen’s Hospital, Romford
  • Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone

Do not pay for certificates on our booking site.

You will be registering by declaration. We'll send your details to the local register office so you can purchase certificates from them.

We'll explain this at your appointment.

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