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Information for Parents on registering the birth of a baby

 

 

How do I make an appointment to register my Baby?

If your baby was born in Tameside please call 0161 342 5032 and we can make the appointment for you.
Or book online at https://web.tameside.gov.uk/Registrars/book-appointment.aspx      
If your baby not born in Tameside please contact the Register office in the district in which your baby was born eg. St Marys Hospital  contact Manchester Register office.

 

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: Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield SK16 4la


Don’t miss out on Child Benefit:

Information about Child Benefit can be found on
GOV.UK including the Child Benefit claim form CH2 (CH2 Claim Form). For your first child, this must be printed out, filled in, and sent to the Child Benefit office. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can call 0300 200 3100 and HMRC will send you a form in the post. The form also contains information for the small minority of families who may be eligible for the High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC). If you already have a Child Benefit claim, you can add further children by calling HMRC on the number above. https://gro-extranet.homeoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/HMRC-poster.png
 

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Register Office
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Tameside One
PO BOX 317
Ashton-Under-Lyne
OL6 0GS
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5032


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