Birth registration

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Birth certificates

Download the form below to apply for a certificate at the time of registration. You can also order a copy certificate after registration.

Certificate Cost
Standard birth certificate from registrar who registered the birth. This cost applies only at the time the birth is recorded by the registrar £4 (£7 after registration)
Standard birth certificate from superintendent registrar 2 hour priority service: £35
24 hour next day service: £25
7 day standard service: £10
Short birth certificate from superintendent registrar 2 hour priority service: £35
24 hour next day service: £25
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £2
First class recorded, signed-for: £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £8.50

Naming ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £100 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at any approved premise
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £30 admin fee is payable if the date or time of any ceremony is changed for any reason
Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Friday £280
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Saturday £330
Approved premises Monday to Friday £300
Approved premises Saturday £350
Approved premises Sunday £390

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply from 1 November 2017:

  • £40 – change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.