Registering a birth
By law every birth must be registered no later than 42 days after the baby's date of birth.
Where do I register a birth?
You should register a birth in the borough where the baby was born. If your baby was born in the London Borough of Camden, please make an appointment.
Please note: Camden Registration Service will be cashless from 17th February 2020. All major Debit and Credit cards are accepted apart from American Express.
Can I register my birth with a different council?
If you are unable to visit us to register the birth, you can register with any other register office, and they will pass your details to us to process and we will record the birth and post the birth certificate to you.
Do I need to get more than one copy of the birth certificate?
You are advised to purchase a minimum of 3 full certificates to be used for official purposes. You can buy extra certificates at your registration appointment.