Birth registration

Hull Register Office have now resumed face-to-face birth registrations. 

Please be aware you may still have to wait a while before you are able to obtain an appointment as we are working in date order and there are a lot babies that need to be registered.  If you are not able to book an appointment at this time, please check availability again later.

We have put a number of additional measures in place because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in order to protect - 

  • you
  • your family
  • other customers
  • our staff 

Please ensure you read our guidance before booking and attending your appointment. 

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

Birth Registrations are required to be signed in person, in the presence of the registrar who has recorded the information in the register. 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.

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 as one will not be issued 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.