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Birth certificates

You may not get a certificate straight away because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The register office will tell you when you can get a certificate.

There are 2 types of birth certificate:

  • the short version, which contains only the baby’s details
  • the full version, which also contains the parents’ details

Once you have registered the birth, you’ll be able to buy a short or full certificate for your baby. Both kinds cost £11.