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All births must be registered

  • within 42 days from the date of the birth
  • in the registration sub-district in which the birth occurred, but a declaration may be made at a local register office
  • usually done by the mother but can be done by either parent if married to each other at the time of the birth. 

When you go along to register your baby's birth, the registrar will need to know

  • place and date of the birth
  • name, surname and sex
  • parents' names, surnames and address
  • places and dates of parents' birth
  • date of parents' marriage or civil partnership
  • parents' occupations
  • mother's maiden surname.

If the parents were not married to each other

If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth and you would like the father's details in the birth entry, then the father must attend with the mother to register. If this is not possible for any reason please contact your local office for advice.

Children conceived following fertility treatment

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 affects birth registrations of children conceived following fertility treatment and who can be entered as legal parents onto the birth certificate. It is now possible for two female parents to be entered onto a child's registration under this law.

Babies born abroad

Babies born abroad cannot be registered in England and Wales. However, it may be possible for the birth to be registered by the appropriate British authorities in the country of birth. For further information see the Directgov website.


Registration of a birth is free and a certified extract of the entry (short certificate) is supplied free of charge. Additional copies may be purchased.

Making an appointment

The contact details for Weybrdige Registry Office are:

Weybridge Registry Office
81 Oatlands Drive
KT13 9LN 
Telephone:  0300 200 1002 
Fax:  01932 794700