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When to register a birth

Your baby's birth must be registered within 42 days (6 weeks) from when they were born.

How to register a birth at Medway Register Office

If your baby was born in Medway before the end of April 2020 you need to book an appointment to register the birth.

Book an appointment to register a birth

Appointments are available from 9am to 3pm. Check what you need when registering a birth.

If your baby was born after April 2020 please regularly check this page to find out when you can make a booking. You will be able to claim Child Benefit or Universal Credit before the registration.

See who can register a birth on GOV.UK

If you're unable to get to Medway Register Office

If it is not possible to attend the Medway Register Office, the registration may be made by visiting any registrar’s office in England and Wales to make a statement called a declaration, which would then be sent to Medway.

Registrars at Medway are also able to take declarations for births which take place outside the Medway area.