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IT IS ESSENITAL THAT YOU READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO REGISTER YOUR BABY
THE PROCESS FOR REGISTERING YOUR BABY HAS CHANGED – it is now a 2 stage process
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Information for Parents on registering the birth of a baby


Birth registration will be a two stage process.  Before we can start the birth registration process you first must book an appointment for stage one in order that a Registrar can contact you to take the initial birth details: You will receive a receipt of your booking – this is a receipt of your telephone consultation only DO NOT ATTEND THE REGISTER OFFICE AT THIS STAGE


How do I register my baby during COVID-19?

Birth registration will be a two stage process.  Before we can start the birth registration process you first must book an appointment for stage one in order that a Registrar can contact you to take the initial birth details:
 
Stage One:  Initial telephone call



Who can register a baby's birth?

The registration will take about 15 to 20 minutes, and, by law must be completed within 42 days of the baby's arrival.

  • If the mother and father were married to each other at the time of the child's birth either parent may register
  • If the mother and father are not married to each other at the time of the child's birth, the mother alone may register the birth

However,

  • The father's details can only be entered in the register if he is also present at the time of registration or the mother and father both make a statutory declaration.
 

Where do I register?

A birth must be registered in the district where it occurred. However, you may attend any Register Office in England and Wales to supply the details required for the entry (known as 'registering by declaration'). The registrar will send the details through the post to the appropriate office on your behalf, where the birth will be recorded in the register. You should check with the Register Office in the first instance who to make the cheque or postal order payable to in order to purchase the birth certificate which will be sent to you in the post.

Click the thumbnails below to see the bigger pictures of Dukinfield Town Hall, and the Register Office.
 

Dukinfield Town Hall  Dukinfield Town Hall Interior  Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office  Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office  Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office
 

What is needed to register?

The baby's parents must provide the registrar with the following information:

  • Baby's date and place of birth, forename(s) and surname.
  • Mother's full name, date and place of birth, current or last occupation and, if applicable, date of marriage.
  • If the father's details are to be entered in the register then the registrar will need the same details as are required from the mother.


To help ensure the accuracy of the information recorded it would be useful if you could bring supporting documentation with you:
 

Proof Required Accepted supporting documents
Mothers full name, date and place of birth, current or last occupation, and if applicable date of marriage. Passport or birth certificate and if applicable marriage certificate.
If fathers details are to be entered into the register the same information is required as that of the mother. Passport or birth certificate and if applicable marriage certificate.


If these documents are not available the Registrar can still proceed to register.

 

What the Parent(s) will receive?

  • The registration of the baby's birth will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Registering a birth is free.
  • A birth certificate is charged at a fee of £11.00.
  

Where are we?

You can register the birth of your baby at:
 

Contact Information
Contact by Post

The Register Office
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
SK16 4LA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5032
Contact by Fax
0161 342 5036


Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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