Registering a Birth
Your baby's birth must be registered within 42 days (six
Where to register the birth
MAY BANK HOLIDAYS 2013
The Registration Service offices will be closed
Monday 6th May
Monday 27th May
A helpline for EMERGENCY registration enquiries only will be
available between 10am and 11am on these days - 07720 352086
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
- 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
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.