Wearing face coverings in the Register Office

Wearing a face covering in the Register Office is no longer a legal requirement. You should use your judgement in deciding whether you should wear one. To find out more about when to wear a face covering visit the GOV.UK website.

Registration of births

6. Birth certificate fees

When you have a child you must register them within 42 days of their birth and apply for a birth certificate.

Standard Certificate (which includes the Parent's names):

  • at the time of registration: £11
  • after registration: £11

Short Certificate:

The fees for a Short certificate, which do not show the parent's names and surnames, are as follows:

  • at the time of registration: £11
  • after registration: £11

Further short certificates and full certificates may be purchased at the time of registration or at any time afterwards.

New fees for additional registration services

The Home Office have introduced new regulations under the Immigration Act 2016 to introduce new fees for services currently provided free. The fees have been set at a level to recover the full cost of the service.

The additional services for which a fee is payable, are as follows:

  • all short birth certificates issued at the time of registration: £11
  • forename(s) added within 12 months of the birth registration: £40
  • consideration by Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction application: £75
  • consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application: £90

Apply for a copy certificate