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Registrars service changes due to coronavirus

There are a few changes to our service regarding booking for birth registrations and marriage or civil partnership notices. Please email registration@havering.gov.uk or call 01708 433481 if you have an urgent query. Find out all the details of the changes

Register a birth

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. The following information explains what you need to do in order to register your baby's birth.

How soon can the birth be registered?

It is possible to register a baby as soon as the birth has taken place.

A baby's birth must be registered within 42 days.

How and where you can register a birth

Please book an appointment online. You will need a My Havering account to continue.

Please only complete the booking form if your child was born in Havering. 

We are unable to help register births that have taken place outside of Havering at the moment and any appointments made incorrectly will be cancelled and monies refunded. 

Book online

You will need to answer questions whilst booking including your baby's full name, mother's details and father's details if applicable.

Payment for certificates and birth certificate wallets will need to be made at the time of booking.

Please ensure you have your debit / credit card ready.

Your appointment will take place at:

Havering Registration Service
Langtons House
Billet Lane
Hornchurch
Essex
RM11 1XJ

Other registration offices

Barking and Dagenham Register Office

Woodlands
Woodlands House
Rainham Road North
Dagenham
Essex
RM10 7ER

Visit the Barking and Dagenham website and click on Create Account

Redbridge Register Office

Redbridge Town Hall
128-142 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1DD

If you live in Redbridge call 020 8554 5000 or visit the Redbridge website to book an appointment.

What documents are available at registration?

Full certificates will need to be purchased at the time of booking the appointment.

You do not get a free certificate. Each copy costs £11.

You will get the certificate(s) when you attend your appointment.

If you want further copies you can get them online.

Birth certificate wallet

When booking the appointment you will get the opportunity to purchase one of our Animal Character Birth Wallets for £3 each.

This is a lovely way to keep those important certificates safe and there is a space for you to include a photograph of your new arrival.

Information for the register

  • the date and place of your baby's birth
  • whether the baby is a boy or a girl
  • the baby's forenames and surname

Parental information

  • forenames and surnames
  • dates and places of birth
  • occupations
  • addresses

In addition, the mother alone is required to provide:

  • the total number of previous children
  • the date of marriage to the baby's father if applicable.

If the baby's parents are married either parent can attend on their own. Otherwise only the mother is qualified and if the father wishes to be his details to be included in the register he will need to attend with the mother. The father's details may also be added at a later date.

Re-registering a birth

Re-registrations are required when:

  • the mother marries the biological father of the child after the birth was registered. Even if the father's details were originally entered in the birth register, and even if the child has the father's surname.
  • the father's name was not on the birth certificate, but the mother now wants this added

Find out more about birth re-registrations

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