You must register your baby's birth within 42 days of them being born. You will need to go to the area where your baby was born to register the birth.
Once you have your baby's birth certificate, you can register them with your GP surgery. You may be able to use your baby's NHS number if your baby becomes unwell before you have their birth certificate. Speak to your surgery for advice.
In Kent, all birth registrations have been cancelled, and you are unable to book an appointment. Please keep checking the website for further updates.
Due to the pandemic, the legal requirement to register the birth of your baby within 42 days has been relaxed.
In Medway, registrations are open. You will need to book an appointment to register the birth