What you need when registering a birth

When you register the birth, we need to know:

  • place and date of the birth
  • name, surname and sex of the baby
  • parents’ names, surnames and address
  • places and dates of parents’ birth
  • date of parents’ marriage or civil partnership, if appropriate
  • parents’ jobs
  • mother’s maiden surname

It would be helpful, but not essential, to bring some form of identification showing the names and addresses of the parents. This could include:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • deed poll
  • driving licence
  • proof of address (e.g. utility bill)
  • Council Tax bill
  • marriage or civil partnership certificate