Register A Birth In Birmingham

Register a birth in Birmingham. Find out how to register a birth in Birmingham, order a replacement birth certificate or order a copy of a birth certificate.

Birmingham Registry Office is open to register births by appointment only.

You do not need to bring your baby to the appointment. If you are not able to arrange childcare and need to bring your baby and up to 3 children to the registration appointment, this will be allowed. If there are more than 3 children, email ahead so they can arrange a specific appointment where children can be accommodated.

Email Birmingham Registry Office regarding registering a birth at: RORegistrations@birmingham.gov.uk

Be careful when using the link below as you will not be able to cancel the booking yourself if you choose an incorrect date and time – you will have to contact Birmingham Registry Office again by email and may have to wait for a response due to the volume of emails the registry office receives.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and would like support in completing the registration, email RObirths@birmingham.gov.uk and Birmingham Registry Office will contact you to agree how they can support you. 

You would normally register the birth of your baby within 42 days; however, due to an excessive number of birth registrations, your appointment may fall outside of this time frame. You do not need to contact the registry office unless you have been unable to book an appointment to register within 12 weeks of the birth.

The birth should be registered within the registration district where your baby was born. If your baby is born in Birmingham, you should make an appointment to register the birth at the Birmingham Registry Office.

We are however currently working with Solihull Registry Office and if it is more convenient for you, you can make an appointment to register the birth of your baby at Solihull Registry Office until further notice.

To make an appointment at Solihull Registry Office, visit their website for more information and the booking form.

The appointment will take place at The Core, Theatre Square, Solihull B91 3RG. Any copy birth certificates after the registration must be ordered from Birmingham Registry Office.

If you are legally married or in a registered civil partnership with the other parent to your new-born child, only one of you needs to visit the Birmingham Registry Office to register the birth although both of you may attend if you wish.

If you are not legally married or in a registered civil partnership with one another, you must attend together if you would both like to be included as parents in the register.

The Register a birth page on the Gov.uk website offers details on how the registration process works for other parental circumstances.

There is no charge for registering a birth, but there is a cost for any certificates that you wish to have. You can buy full certificates, showing the parents details, on the day of registration for £11 each. Payment can be made by card only.

When registering a birth, bring the following things with you to the appointment:

  • The hospital discharge papers or the red book
  • Your passport or birth certificate
  • Your marriage certificate, if applicable
  • An official document showing your name and current address, such as a driving licence or utility bill
  • Someone who can speak and read both English and your language fluently, if you can’t speak or understand English.

In the event that anyone arriving to register a birth is more than 10 minutes late, it may not be possible for the appointment to take place and your appointment may be rearranged. The rearranged appointment may not be on the same day.

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