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Registering a birth in Hull

Your baby must be registered in this district within 42 days of birth at Hull Register Office, The Wilson Centre.

How to register a birth

Register a birth at The Wilson Centre
Please contact us to make an appointment to register a birth at The Wilson Centre. You can book an appointment by -

  • telephoning 01482 300 300 or text phone 01482 300 349
  • visiting The Wilson Centre

Register a birth in alternative district
If your baby was born in Hull but you cannot attend an appointment in the district, a declaration can be made at any register office in England or Wales. The declaration will be sent to Hull so that the registrar can register your baby.

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Who can register a birth

If the baby’s parents were married at the time of the birth, or if the mother and her partner have registered their civil partnership, either parent may register the birth without the other being present.

If the parents are not married or registered in a civil partnership at the time of birth, there are two options -

  • the father’s details can be entered into the register if both parents attend together to register the birth
  • if you can provide evidence that conception was assisted by a licensed clinic, then the both parents details can be entered into the register if both parents attend together to register the birth

If the father does not attend the registration, the father’s details cannot be entered. It may be possible to register the baby again later to add the father’s details.

If the baby’s mother or father is unable to register the birth, the person responsible for the child should contact the register’s office.

What information you need to supply the registrar

About your baby -

  • the date and place of your baby’s birth
  • if it is a multiple birth, then the time of each baby’s birth will be needed
  • whether the baby is a boy or a girl
  • the forename(s) and family name or surname

About the father, or other parent in the case of a civil partnership, where the details can be entered into the register -

  • forename(s) and family name or surname
  • date and place of birth
  • their occupation at the time of the baby’s birth, or their last occupation if no longer employed

About the mother -

  • forename(s) and family name, or surname, and any other family names or surnames used including maiden name
  • date and place of birth
  • address at the time of the baby’s birth
  • occupation, if the mother has been working at any time prior to the birth this occupation may be recorded
  • date of marriage to the baby’s father, if this applies
  • the number of children previously born to the mother

It is important that the information recorded in the register is correct. If any mistake is made, it may be difficult to have it corrected. You should therefore check the entry in the register very carefully before you sign.

What you will receive after registering a birth

After the registration a short birth certificate will be issued free of charge. A full certificate can be obtained at the time of registration for a fee of £4.

Find out how to apply for a copy of the birth certificate

The registration enables you to register your child with a health practice and the free short birth certificate can help with claims for state allowances and benefits.


If you need to use an interpreter to help register your baby’s birth please contact the register office and we can arrange for one to be present at the registration.

Hull Registration Service

Hull Registration Service
The Wilson Centre CSC
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street

Telephone: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

Opening hours

Monday and Tuesday, 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday and Friday, 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday, 10am - 1pm
Sunday, closed

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