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Register a birth

Register a birth

Register a birth within 42 days

All births must be registered within 42 days of the child being born at the Local Register Office for the area where the baby was born. 

How to register / re-register / give a declaration of a birth

To register a birth in Wokingham Borough call 0118 974 6000 for an appointment. Appointments take about 30 minutes. Appointments are held at our Register Office in Wokingham.

During your appointment you will sign the register entry and a short certificate will be issued free of charge. This will not be accepted in some circumstances e.g. passport application. We can also provide a full birth certificate showing parents details for £4 per certificate.

Alternatively you can contact any other Register Office in England and Wales and complete and sign a declaration. Your details will then be sent to the Register Office where the birth took place and the registration will be recorded. You can arrange for certificates to be sent to your home address.

Who can register a birth 

Visit who can register a birth on the Gov.uk website.

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