Book an appointment

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

If your baby was born at Medway Maritime Hospital or within the boundary of Medway Council, you should make an appointment to register the birth at the Medway Register Office. You can see who can register a birth on GOV.UK

To book an appointment call the Register Office on 01634 338 998.

For details on how to legalise ('apostille') official UK documents, including birth certificates for international use, please visit the relevant page at GOV.UK

If you can’t 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.