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Births and Naming Ceremonies

Having a baby? Here you can find out about Registering your new born, applying for a certificate and more...

Before carrying on, here are some things you need to know:

  • By law, all babies need to be registered within 42 days
  • Sutton offers an appointment only service for birth registrations
  • Only babies born in Sutton can be registered by our staff
  • If a baby is born outside of Sutton, our staff can take a 'declaration' of that and forward to the correct registration office - payment for this must be by personal cheque

Click here to find us on the map. When visiting us for the ceremony, please make sure you get to us with time to spare.

Who can register a birth?

Here are details of who can register a birth depending on whether the parents are married or unmarried.

What the Registrar will need

Here is a list of what the Registrar will need from you when Registering a birth.

Booking a Naming Ceremony

A naming Ceremony is a very special way of welcoming a new baby to your family.

Re-registration of a Birth

Re-registering a birth happens when the natural father's details need to be added, or if mother and father get married, after the original birth certificate is created.

Copies of certificates

Getting copies of certificates has never been easier! If you want to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate, you can now order it online.