Registering a Birth

  • You only have 42 days to register a baby's birth  
  • Babies are registered where they are born and not where the parents live
  • There are no hospitals in Haringey
  • If your baby was born at home or en route to hospital within Haringey, we can register the birth for you.
What do you need to do?

Was the baby born in hospital?

Hospital - yes/no

Your baby cannot be registered by Haringey, unless you choose to register by declaration.

A baby must be registered within 42 days in the area where the hospital is located. Please contact the register office in that area to register. Details of the main hospitals and register offices covering Haringey can be found in the table below:

Table: Hospital/borough contact details

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

Alternatively, please visit Gov.uk (external link) and enter the post code for the place of birth to locate the register office covering that area.

Registering by declaration

If you cannot travel to the area of birth to register, you can provide details of the birth to any register office in England or Wales. This process is called registering by declaration. As only the register office in the area of birth can issue birth certificates, registering by declaration is a slower process and you are advised to go to the register office in the area of the birth if you can. If a birth is registered by declaration, certificates will normally be posted to you by the birth register office.

Please speak to that register office to establish how to pay and order the certificates. To book a birth declaration appointment in Haringey, please use the dedicated e-form:

Book an appointment

Please complete our birth enquiry form or send an email to registrars@haringey.gov.uk if you require more information.

Was the place of birth in Haringey?

Haringey - yes/no

Your baby cannot be registered by Haringey, unless you choose to register by declaration.

A baby must be registered within 42 days in the area where the hospital is located. Please contact the register office in that area to register. Details of the main hospitals and register offices covering Haringey can be found in the table below:

Table: Hospital/borough contact details

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

Alternatively, please visit Gov.uk (external link) and enter the post code for the place of birth to locate the register office covering that area.

Registering by declaration

If you cannot travel to the area of birth to register, you can provide details of the birth to any register office in England or Wales. This process is called registering by declaration. As only the register office in the area of birth can issue birth certificates, registering by declaration is a slower process and you are advised to go to the register office in the area of the birth if you can. If a birth is registered by declaration, certificates will normally be posted to you by the birth register office.

Please speak to that register office to establish how to pay and order the certificates. To book a birth declaration appointment in Haringey, please use the dedicated e-form:

Book an appointment

Please complete our birth enquiry form or send an email to registrars@haringey.gov.uk if you require more information.

Are you one of the following?

  • The baby's mother
  • The baby's father if married to the baby's mother (the father cannot register if he is not married and does not attend the registration appointment with the mother)
  • The unmarried parents of the baby if attending the appointment together
  • The baby's second parent if married to the mother
  • The baby's mother and father if not married to each other and attending a registration appointment together.
Are you one of the following

You can make an appointment. 

Please bring all the following to your appointment:

  • The babies Red Book or discharge papers
  • Photo ID for the parent(s)
  • Credit or debit card to pay for any certificates required
  • The father if not married to the baby's mother and to be included on the birth certificate
  • An interpreter (aged 16+) if your English is not so good.

Book an appointment

Please call 020 8489 2605 for further advice.

Was the place of birth in Haringey? (Please note that the North Middlesex and Whittington hospitals are not in Haringey).

Order Certificate - POB Haringey - Yes/No

You can order a birth certificate. Certificates cost £11 each.

Order copy of certificate

You cannot order your birth certificate from Haringey Council.

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

Hospital

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

Alternatively, please visit Gov.uk (external link) to locate the register office covering the place of birth.

You can order a certificate from the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837 or online on the GRO website (external link).

Please bring all the following to your appointment:

  • The babies Red Book or discharge papers
  • Photo ID for the parent(s)
  • Credit or debit card to pay for any certificates required
  • The father if not married to the baby's mother and to be included on the birth certificate
  • An interpreter (aged 16+) if your English is not so good.

Page last updated:

10 September 2019

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