Register a birth

Birth certificates

You will be able to buy a birth certificate at your appointment. A Birth certificate can also be ordered online. This is only after you have attended your appointment or completed a declaration in another registration district.

Do not order a certificate before you have registered the birth. Birth Certificates cost £12.50 each.

A full birth certificate can be required for ID purposes when -

  • obtaining a passport

  • opening a bank account

  • registering for a nursery

  • applying to a school and other applications

Use the form below to request a birth certificate for a birth registered in the last month. Certificates ordered will be posted to you at the earliest opportunity. Or they can be collected from The Wilson Centre when available. You will also have the opportunity to buy a keepsake folder. Buying a folder will prevent the certificate from being folded to fit into an envelope for posting.

Do not use this form if requesting a certificate for a birth that was not registered in the last month. For a copy of an older record use our standard copy certificate service.

Request a Birth Certificate (opens in a new window)

If you have registered the birth of your baby and now wish change the record to add details such as -

  • the natural father
  • if you were unmarried when your child was born and wish the record to be changed to show you are now married

it is possible to re-register the birth.