Due to the impact of COVID-19 we have extremely limited birth appointments. If your baby was born in Wakefield or Calderdale please check their websites for availability as you may be able to access an appointment sooner.
Appointments are released 48 hours in advance. We ask for your patience as these appointments are filled quickly.
Please contact us if you need to register urgently: Register offices.
If you start to display any coronavirus symptoms or test positive prior to your ceremony, please contact us to re-schedule: Register offices
By law you must register a birth within 42 days of the child being born.
You should do this at the local register office for the area of the hospital where the baby was born.
If you can't register the birth in the area where the baby was born, you can go to another register office and they will send your details to the correct office.
There is no charge for the birth registration itself. If you require birth certificates, any number of these may be purchased on the day of registration.
Book an appointment to register a birth
For information about how we store your data please read the Kirklees Registration Service Privacy Notice
Fill in our online form
Paperclip To complete this form you will need;
- place and date of the birth
- name, surname and sex of the baby
- parents' names, surnames and address
- places and dates of parents' birth
- date of parents' marriage or civil partnership
- parents' job
- mother's maiden surname
Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes.Book appointment
After you've booked
You will have a date, time and location to attend to register the birth.
What you should bring to the appointment
You should take at least one form of identification when you go to the register office. You can use:
- birth certificate
- deed poll
- driving licence
- proof of address (e.g. utility bill)
- Council Tax bill
- marriage or civil partnership certificate
If you're going to the register office on your own, you may need proof of paternity from the other parent before you give their details.
You should also take your child's personal child health record or 'red book'.
Who can register a birth
Don't miss out on Child Benefit
Claim Child Benefit includes a form to print out and fill in for your first child. It also contains information for the small minority of families who may be eligible for the High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC).
If you don't have access to a printer, Phone 0300 200 3100 to be sent a form in the post.
You can also call this number if you already have a Child Benefit claim and need to add further children.