Birth registration

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Birth certificates

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: £32
24 hour next day service: £22
7 day standard service: £10
Short birth certificate from superintendent registrar 2 hour priority service: £32
24 hour next day service: £22
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £1.50
First class recorded, signed-for: £2.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £7.50

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 £25 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 Saturday £240
Approved premises Monday to Friday £280
Approved premises Saturday £310
Approved premises Sunday £340

The register office provides seating space for up to 12 guests.

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.