All babies must be registered within 42 days (six weeks) from the date of birth.
Those parents that have received a letter from us, for babies born more than four weeks ago, are being reminded to book an appointment online. If you haven’t registered your baby after six weeks, unfortunately we have to issue you with a formal requisition to do so and refer the non-registration to General Register Office.
If you live in the Channel Islands and have had to come to Southampton to have your baby, you will need to register the birth BEFORE you leave the mainland.
Before booking an appointment with Southampton Register Office, check who to register a birth with.
Booking an appointment at Southampton Register Office
Birth appointments are face to face in the offices at Southampton Register Office, 6a Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AJ
Please read all of the below before booking your birth appointment
Who attends the birth appointment? SHOW
What documents will you need to take to the registration? SHOW
What the registrar will need to know SHOW
How long is the appointment? SHOW
What if I am late to the appointment? SHOW
What does it cost to register a birth? SHOW
What if one or both attending parents require support with English? SHOW
What if you live in the Channel Islands? SHOW
Before you book an appointment
You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself at least five minutes to fill in the form.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?
If you need to cancel or rearrange your appointment you can do so using our form:
Before you cancel or reschedule an appointment
You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself a couple of minutes to fill in the form.
To amend your appointment you will need:
- The reference code you received in your email
After attending your appointment, please fill in our customer survey. We are always interested in your feedback and ideas and appreciate your comments.