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.
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.
North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals
Babies are registered where they are born and not where their 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.
There are no hospitals in Haringey - see the contact details below to register babies born in the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals:
- 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)
Registration by declaration
If you cannot travel to the borough of birth to register your baby's birth, we can do a declaration for you but we cannot register the birth. Doing a registration by declaration adds additional time to getting your baby registered.
After registering by declaration you will then need to contact the birth borough to order your certificates.
We strongly recommend that you go to the register office in the area of birth, as everything will be done in one visit and you will leave with the birth certificate.
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.
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:
- Word version - Information for birth appointments (Word, 22KB)
- PDF version - Information for birth appointments (PDF, 124KB)
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
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:
|North Middlesex or Chase Farm||Enfield (external link)||020 8379 8501|
|Whittington||Islington (external link)||020 7527 6350|
|University College or Royal Free||Camden (external link)||020 7974 1900|
|Whipps Cross||Waltham Forest (external link)||020 8496 2716|
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