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 parents' names):

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

Short certificate:

The fees for a short certificate, which does not show the parents' names and surnames, are as follows:

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

You can buy more short certificates and full certificates at the time of registration or at any time afterwards.

Fees for additional registration services

Under the Immigration Act 2016, the Home Office introduced fees to cover the costs of additional registration services. These fees 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 a Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction application: £75
  • consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application: £90

Apply for a copy certificate