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Registering a Birth or making a Birth Declaration

Once your baby/babies are born, you have a legal responsibility to register them within 42 days (6 weeks) of their birth.


Where can I register the birth of my baby?
A birth must be registered in theregistration district where the baby was born, regardless of where you live.

If it is difficult for you to attend the Register Office in the district where the baby was born you can go to any Register Office that is convenient for you to visit and make a Birth Declaration. The paperwork will then be sent to the Register Office in the district where your baby was born.


Please note if you decide to make a Birth Declaration at Redcar Register Office you WILL NOT sign the register and you WILL NOT be able to take any birth certificates away with you at the time of registration.

Who can register the birth of a baby?
If the birth mother and the natural father /second female parent were married or in a civil partnership with each other, either parent may register the birth.

If the birth mother and natural father/second female parent are not married to each other, or in a civil partnership, and they want their details to be included in the register, both the birth mother and the natural father /second female parent must attend an appointment together to register the birth (if you are the second female parent you must have a parenthood agreement).

Where the birth mother is not married or in a civil partnership with either the natural father or second female parent, the birth mother can attend this appointment alone but there will be no reference made to the father or second female parent in the birth entry.


Book an appointment to Register a Birth at Redcar Register Office

Booking an appointment to register a birth with us is quick and simple. You can book an appoint online by visiting our registration booking service or alternatively, please contact us on (01642) 444440


Birth Registration Corrections

If you make a mistake when registering your baby and wish for that error to be corrected please contact the Register Office on (01642) 444440 or email us at:- registrars@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk


Please note that there is a charge for an application to correct a Birth entry. Please see our Current Fees for the full list of fees and charges.​

Contact

Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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