Registering a Birth

Home Birth/child born in Haringey (not in a hospital)

We can register Haringey births and will assist with the registration of Haringey babies born elsewhere.

Contact us to make an appointment if you have had a home birth or a birth in Haringey (not in a hospital).

Please book a birth appointment online using the link below or by phone on 020 8489 2605.

Book a birth appointmentHaringey Births (not born in hospital)

When booking over the phone we collect a fee of £11 for one birth certificate or direct you to pay using our secure payment e-form. You can pay in multiples of £11 if you require more certificates or you can order certificates online afterwards. You can order as many certificates as you like.

You (and anyone coming to an appointment) are advised to get a COVID-19 test the day before or on the day of the appointment. Test results are received in less than an hour.

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Babies born in hospital (therefore outside Haringey)

  • This includes the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals

Babies are registered where they are born and not where the parents live. This means if your baby was born outside Haringey or in a hospital, then you need to register the birth with the relevant local authority.

See below for information for the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals.

  • Babies are registered where they are born and not where their parents live
  • There are no hospitals in Haringey
    • If your baby was born at the North Middlesex Hospital, please contact Enfield Council (external link)
    • If your baby was born at the Whittington Hospital, please contact Islington Council (external link)
    • If you cannot travel to the borough of birth to register, we can do a declaration for you but we cannot register. We will take £11 off you to book a birth declaration and we will refund this money when you attend the appointment on time. You will need to contact the birth borough to order certificates. Before making a Birth Declaration appointment, you must get the permission of the register office covering the birth first. Please record the name of who you speak to for future reference. If you live in Haringey and cannot travel to where the baby was born, please call 020 8489 2605 or contact your local register office to arrange a birth declaration appointment.

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Information needed to register your baby

When we register your baby's birth, we will ask you some questions to ensure that the birth is registered correctly. Some questions will also be asked for statistical purposes. Some information may be collected over the telephone in advance of a face-to-face appointment. You cannot register a birth over the phone – a face-to-face meeting is still required.

To help prepare for a birth appointment, please use either the Word or the PDF version of the form below and have the details ready before any face-to-face or telephone interview:

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Claiming Child Benefit

To claim Child Benefit, your baby's birth must be registered first. Please make an appointment as soon as your baby is born to avoid delays getting your Child Benefit payment

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Order a birth certificate

We only hold records for births in Haringey and this does not include births at the North Middlesex Hospital (Enfield) and Whittington Hospital (Islington).

Details of the main hospitals and register offices covering Haringey can be found in the table below:

Table: Hospital/borough contact details


BoroughContact 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 the place of birth was in Haringey, you can order a birth certificate. Certificates cost £11 each.

Order copy of certificate

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Page last updated:

June 1, 2022

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