When you register the birth of a baby you will receive 1 free copy of the short birth certificate. This certificate is sufficient to claim child benefit, although many other official processes will ask for a copy of a standard (full) certificate. When you register the birth of a baby, you will be offered to purchase a short or a full birth certificate.
- Cost Short birth certificate: £11.00 per copy during the registration.
Standard birth certificate: £11.00 per copy during the registration
- How to pay? You can pay during the registration appointment with cash, debit / credit card, cheque or postal order payable to ‘Gwynedd Council’.
PLEASE NOTE: If the baby has been born outside of Gwynedd and you are giving a statutory declaration of the birth, any additional copies must be paid for by cheque or postal order payable to the relevant registration district (not Gwynedd Council). The registrar can advise you on the day.
You can buy additional copies of birth certificates at any time. For prices of additional copies, go to the copies of birth certificates page on this website.