Registering a Birth

Did you know...

...that there are no maternity hospitals in Haringey?

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Where and when to register your baby

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!

You can make an appointment online, or by calling 020 8489 2605 to register your baby as soon as he or she has been born.

You only have 42 days to register the birth

Book an appointment

Please note: Birth registration appointments are not available at weekends. If your first choice of date is not available the online booking system will offer you the next available date. Please take care to book the correct date.

Babies must be registered within 42 days by the borough where the baby was born. Details of the main hospitals where babies born to people living in Haringey are shown below:

HospitalBoroughContact Number
North Middlesex or Chase FarmEnfield (external link)020 8379 8501
WhittingtonIslington (external link)020 7527 6350
University College or Royal FreeCamden (external link)020 7974 1900
Whipps CrossWaltham Forest (external link)020 8496 2716

If your baby was born in Haringey please call us on 020 8489 2605 to make an appointment to see us at Haringey Civic Centre. We will aim to offer you an appointment the same week that you call us.

If your baby was not born in Haringey please contact the borough where the baby was born using the numbers above to make an appointment.

Alternatively we offer a free birth declaration service. This service is offered strictly by appointment only to people that are unable or who find it inconvenient to visit the borough of the baby's birth. Please book your appointment online or call us on 020 8489 2605.

  • Please note that we prioritise people coming in to register deaths and you may have to wait if a death comes in. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

You will need to allow an additional two to three weeks from the date you see us in order for the borough of the baby's birth to send you the birth certificate. You will need to bring a cheque or postal order for £4 payable to the borough of the baby's birth when you come in to see us.

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Who should register a birth

Either parent can register a birth if they were married to each other at the time of the baby's birth.

If parents are not married, the mother must register. If the father's details are to be entered into the register, then both parents need to attend.

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Information required for registering a birth

Information about the baby and the mother is required. Information about the father is required only if the father's name is to be entered.

Baby:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Sex
  • Forename(s)
  • Surname (you may give whatever surname you wish).

Mother:

  • Full name
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Occupation (or previous surname, if applicable).

Father:

  • Full name
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Occupation.
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Supply of certificates from the historic records

We can supply copies of births, deaths and marriage certificates that have taken place in Haringey since 1837. Copies of full certified birth, marriage and death certificates are £10, or £10 for short birth certificates. £11 charge for same day service.

You can apply for these by:

  • Personal application (during opening hours)
    Extra £21 for one hour service. £11 for same day service.
  • Post
    Applications will be dealt with immediately on receipt of the application and fee. If applying by post, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to the 'London Borough of Haringey'.
  • Certificates directly from the General Register Office
    The General Register Office (GRO) holds records on births, deaths and marriages across the whole of England and Wales. Certificates can be requested from GRO online (external link)
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Family history

For more extensive family history researches, please ring 020 8489 2605 for an appointment. The fee for a general search is £18.

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