How much will registering a birth cost?

Registration of a birth and one certified (short) copy of the entry are free of charge.

Copies of the standard certificate can be obtained at the time of registration for a statutory fee of £ 4.00 each, or for  £ 7.00 at a later date. 

Please note, once the actual birth register is completed, and has been passed to the custody of the Superintendent Registrar, the statutory fee is £ 10.00.

Fees are set by Parliament and reviewed regularly. Any register office can tell you the current fees.

All certificates purchased are Crown Copyright and may not be photocopied.