Register a birth

Register a birth

When you have a baby, you will need to register their birth within 42 days from the date of birth. 

Who can register a birth? 

Find out who can register a birth and what you must bring to the registrar on

Book an appointment to register a birth 

For babies not born in Newham  

If your baby was not born in Newham you can still book an appointment with us. We will send the details for your baby’s birth to your local register office. 

You will then need to wait for them to register the birth and then apply to them for the certificates. 
If the baby was born in Scotland or Northern Ireland or any overseas country, the birth will have to be registered in those countries.