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.

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Babies born in hospital (therefore outside Haringey)

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:

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.

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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.

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Page last updated:

November 18, 2022

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