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Register a birth

Your baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days. Find out how to register a birth in Leicestershire.

Information to bring to your appointment

To register the birth you will need to bring certain information with you.

About the child:

  • date and place of birth - if the birth is one of twins, triplets, etc. the time of each child's birth will also be needed.
  • sex of the child
  • the first name(s) and surname the child will use growing up

About the mother:

  • first name(s) and surname, and any previous names you’ve used
  • maiden surname - if you are, or have been married
  • date and place of your birth
  • job at the time of the child's birth or, if  unemployed at that time, details of your last job
  • address at the date of the birth
  • date of marriage, if married to the child's father at the time of the birth
  • number of previous children born within a marriage

About the father:

  • first name(s) and surname, and any previous names you’ve used
  • date and place of your birth
  • job at the time of the child's birth or, if unemployed at that time, details of your last job
  • address at the time of the registration of the birth

It’s important that the information recorded in the birth register is correct. Any mistakes made, for example in the spelling of a name or in the description of an occupation can be difficult to put right after you’ve signed the register. You should check the details very carefully before you sign.

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