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Register a baby born in St Helens

What documents will I need?

You should take at least one form of identification when you go to the Register Office.

You can use:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Deed poll
  • Driving licence
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bill)
  • Council tax bill
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate

You should also take your child's personal child health record or 'red book' as some registrars may ask to see it


Who needs to attend the appointment?

  • You will need to provide information about the mother, father and baby.
  • Both parents must attend the registration if you are not married and the father's details are to be recorded.
  • If you are married, only the mother or the father needs to attend.

What will I receive?

For a fee you will receive ...

  • A birth certificate, which is a complete copy of the register entry

Further certificates may be bought at the time of registration or at any time afterwards.

More information about copy certificates

How much will it cost?

A birth certificate, which is a complete copy of the register entry, is available for a charge of £11.00 at the time of registration.

Additional copies can be ordered ata  cost of £11.00 per certificate


Make an appointment

Appointment times are between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

All babies born in St Helens, at home, must be registered at the Register Office in St Helens, within six weeks of their birth unless there are exceptional circumstances.

You can now make an appointment online  Book your appointment Do not book your appointment here if baby was born at Whiston Hospital.

Alternatively you can contact us on 01744 676789 and we will be happy to help