COVID-19: Due to the current situation, people will not be seen at the Register Office unless they have an appointment. Check out the latest information on our COVID-19 advice page.

Registering a Birth

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

Appointment booking has now reopened.

Please contact us to make an appointment if you have had a Home Birth or a birth in Haringey (not in a hospital).

  • Tel: 020 8489 2605

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Babies born in hospital and 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 regisdter 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 the parents live
  • There are no hospitals in Haringey
  • If your baby was born at home or within Haringey on the way to the hospital, then we can register the birth for you

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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. A birth cannot be registered over the telephone and 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

You can make a claim for Child Benefit or Universal Credit before your baby is registered.

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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

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

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:

13 July 2020

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