Birth registration

COVID 19 Service Update -

The registration service is an essential public service and as such will continue to make birth appointments available during the current pandemic, and you should attend any pre-booked appointment.

Following the government announcement on the 4 January appointments will be continue to be made available during this lockdown period, so that new parents can fulfill their legal obligation by registering the birth of their baby.

If your baby was born in Hull you must make an appointment with the Hull Register Office to register the birth, you should do this within 42 days of the birth you baby.

If you were not able to register the birth of your baby earlier this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic you must now register the birth, even if you have already claimed child benefit.

We have changed the locations where we work from and put a number of additional measures in place to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, and to help minimise the spread of coronavirus. Please ensure you read our guidance before booking and attending your appointment. 

Appointments are now available at different location across the city so please make an appointment at the venue nearest your home which you can easily access.

Appointments must be booked online and cannot be booked over the telephone.

If you are unable to attend an appointment, please contact us at - for further advice.

Both parents need to attend the appointment if unmarried or not in a Civil Partnership in order for the fathers details are to be recorded in the register.  If parents are married or in a civil partnership only one parent needs to attend. There is no need to bring your baby to the appointment.

Information about what you will be asked and what you will need when you register the birth can be found below

Government Information on registering a birth

It is important that the information recorded in the register is correct, you must check it carefully at the time of the registration before signing the page.  It may be useful to have documents with you to refer to and use to check the accuracy of spellings. 

Any corrections that have to be made after the registration has been completed can take time and will cost up to £90 plus the cost of replacement certificates.

Once you have registered the birth you will be able to purchase a birth certificate online at a cost of £11 each.  

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and different ways of working, unfortunately we cannot issue a birth certificate at the time of the appointment.  A full birth certificate is required for ID purposes when obtaining a passport, opening a bank account, school and other applications. 

Please use the form below to request a birth certificate for a birth registered in the last 12 months, certificates ordered will be posted to you at the earliest opportunity.

Please do not use this form to order a copy of a historic record or of an event that has not been registered in the last 12 months. 

If a request for an older record is received we will acknowledge receipt of your request, however due to the current government lockdown we will not be able to process your request for several weeks and it may be towards the end of February before we can post your certificate.