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Births & naming ceremonies


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Birth registrations: Unfortunately we are not able to carry out any birth registration appointments until further notice. The 42 day requirement to register a birth has been relaxed and no action will be taken if you have not registered within that time frame. You can make a claim for child benefit prior to the birth being registered. 

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

Before continuing, 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.  Please contact the Register Office receiving the declaration to arrange payment for a birth certificate.
  • when visiting the Register Office for your appointment, please make sure you get to us with time to spare.