Congratulations of the birth of your baby. It’s probably one of those times where there are so many things to remember at this exciting time for you and your family.
One of the first things that you will need to do is to register the birth of your baby. These pages will give you all the information that you will need to do this, but here are some key points:
The birth must be registered within 42 days
The birth must be registered in the district in which it was born
If the baby was born in Southampton you will need make an appointment to register the birth at Southampton Register Office
Southampton Registration district does not cover the areas of Eastleigh, Totton, Hythe, West End, Lymington or Fareham. These areas are covered by the Hampshire Registration district.
You must be a qualified informant to register a birth. Further information of who can register a birth is detailed below.
Although you must attend in person, you do not need to bring the baby with you
There is no charge for the registration of a birth.
The details in the following sections should cover all you need to know. If you can’t find the answers to your questions please telephone or email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.