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.


There is no charge to register a birth.

You will receive one short form certificate. Full certificates can be purchased on the day for £4.

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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