What Information is required when registering a birth?

The Registrar will see you in private and will ask questions about your baby, and both parents. These will be recorded and you will be asked to check this twice and sign that the information recorded is correct. Please check this information carefully, as it is very difficult to correct this after you have signed. The registration will take about 30 minutes. 
The information detailed below will be required:        

BABY
* Forename(s)
* Surname
* Date of birth
* Place of birth (town)
* Sex
Note: If twins, triplets etc then the time of each baby's birth will be required.

MOTHER
* Forename(s)
* Surname
* Maiden name (if married)
* Date of birth
* Place of birth (town and county)
* Address of mother at time of baby's birth
* Occupation (at the time of baby's birth or if not employed at that time, last previous employment)
* If married to father at time of baby's birth - date of marriage
* No. of previous children

FATHER  (where these details are to be entered in the register - see note above)
* Forename(s)
* Surname
* Date of birth
* Place of birth (town and county)
* Occupation at time of baby's birth, or if not employed at that time, last previous employment

It is important that the information supplied is accurate as any corrections to the register may be difficult to make.

What if I can't speak English?
Please bring someone to help you register together with passports and marriage certificates, where possible. You can ask a friend or relative to come with you but please remember that they cannot come instead of you.