Where can I register the birth?
If your baby was born in Warwickshire, or you are a Warwickshire resident and your baby was born at the University Hospital Coventry, the birth can be registered at one of our registration offices.
Please contact us if any of the following apply, or you require more information:
- multiple births – for example twins, triplets
- you are not the baby’s mother or father
Before you make an appointment to register the birth, you can register your baby with your GP. You may need the birth notification letter from the hospital which will have been given to you at the time of the baby’s birth.
Resident or baby born outside of Warwickshire
You may make a declaration of birth at your most convenient office.
The details will be sent to the appropriate district and the birth certificate posted to you.
Who can register the birth?
If you are married, either parent can register the birth.
If you are not married and the father’s details are to be included in the birth entry, you must attend together.
Information that you will need to bring
- the date and place of your baby’s birth
- your baby’s full names and surname
- parents’ full names and surnames
- parents’ addresses
- place and date of the parents’ birth
- parents’ occupation
- date of the parents’ marriage or civil partnership
- mother’s maiden name if applicable
To help ensure the accuracy of the information recorded, it would be useful if you could bring supporting documentation with you. For example: passport, driving licence, utility bill, birth and marriage certificates. Do not worry if any of these documents are not available, as the registrar can still proceed to register the birth.
There is no charge to register the birth. However, you can purchase a full birth certificate, which you will need for passport applications and some other services.
The fee for a copy certificate is £11 per certificate, regardless of when you purchase a copy.