Registering a Birth
Your baby's birth must be registered within 42 days (six
Where to register the birth
If your baby was born in Cheshire East, the birth can be
registered in any one of our registration offices. To
make an appointment with the Registration Service, call 0300 123
5019. Staff will arrange your appointment, tell you what you will
need to take with you and help you with any queries.
If you live outside Cheshire East or your baby was born outside
Cheshire East, you may make a declaration of birth at your most
convenient office. The details will be sent to the appropriate
district and the birth certificate will be posted to you. Please
contact your local Register Office for further information.
What information will the Registrar ask for?
- date and place of birth of the baby
- sex of the baby
- baby's full names and surname
- dates and place of birth of the parents
- parents' occupations
- mother’s maiden name
- date of the parents' marriage (if applicable)
- where the parents are living
Please bring the baby's red record book, if available, when you
attend for your appointment. A short birth certificate is issued
free of charge. You may wish to buy a further short or
full certificates from the birth entry.
There is a small charge for these certificates. A full birth
certificate is needed for a passport for your baby.
Who can register a birth?
Either parent may register the birth if the parents are married.
If they are not married and the father's details are to be included
in the birth entry, then both parents must attend together.
Parent Line Plus has a free
helpline you can call to ask about your options when
registering your child's birth.
If the mother and father are not married and the father's name
is not entered in the birth register, it is possible for
his details to be added at a later date.
This is known as re-registration of a birth and may be done
providing both parents agree. For further information, please
contact the Register Office where the birth was originally
How long will the appointment last?
Your appointment with the registrar will be held in private and
will take about 20 minutes.