Book an appointment to register a birth

Before booking an appointment

Please make sure you have read Register a birth.

How long does the appointment take?

It usually takes about 20 minutes. 

Same day appointments

Same day appointments are not available.

If you need to speak to a Registrar about an urgent birth registration phone 0300 555 1392.

Certificates and fees

There is no charge to register a birth. You can purchase birth certificates on the day for £4 each.

During the Registration you will be asked to check the registration entry carefully before you sign to confirm that information you have given is correct. Once you have signed the register entry, changes/corrections cannot be made without a formal process and will incur a fee of £75 to £90 depending on the nature of the correction.

Portsmouth and Southampton births

Babies born in Portsmouth can be registered at Fareham, Gosport, Havant or Petersfield register offices; as well as with Portsmouth Registration Service.

Babies born in Southampton can be registered at Lymington, Romsey, Totton, Ringwood, Eastleigh, Alton, Winchester or Fareham register offices; as well as with Southampton Registration Service.

If you are unable to visit one of these offices you may register at another Hampshire office and your certificate will be posted to you. 

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