Register a birth
|Please note that we're currently unable to register births because of the Covid 19 restrictions. Apologies.|
|Those new parents who are unable to register the births of their children due to the suspension of the birth registration service and the government restrictions should be advised that they can now make a claim for child benefit for universal credit prior to the registration of their child’s birth|
A baby’s birth must, by law, be registered within 42 days of the date of birth in the district in which the birth occurred. Whilst you're able to give the information for registration to any registrar in England or Wales, unless your child was born in their district you won't leave the office with a birth certificate - this will have to be ordered from the district in which your child was born, and will arrive by post.
If your child was born in the Shropshire Council area, either at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury or at your home, please click on the green button above or phone 0345 678 9016 to make an appointment to register in Shropshire. You can also select this option if your child was born elsewhere, and you understand that you won't be given a birth certificate by a Shropshire registrar. Please note that we're no longer offering the "Tell us once" service for births.
You can also use a walk-in birth registration service at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The office is open on Mondays and Thursdays only, from 9:30am to midday. Our registrar is located in the registrar’s office in the main ward block (opposite the chapel on the ground floor).
If your baby was born in the Shropshire Council area you will be able to purchase birth certificates at a cost of £11 each (please note that we only accept card payments). If the baby was born outside the Shropshire Council area, eg in Wrexham, Telford and Wrekin or Staffordshire, you can still make a declaration of particulars but no certificate will be issued by the registrar, and payment for the certificate should be made with the registration service for where the baby was born.
If your child was born in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, either at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, or at your home, please use their online booking system or call 01952 382444 to make an appointment to register in Telford. You can select this option if your child was born somewhere other than the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, and you understand that you won't be given a birth certificate by a Telford & Wrekin registrar.
If none of these options suits your particular circumstances, or you live outside Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, please contact your local registrars. You can find this information on the Gov.UK website.