Register a birth

Covid-19:
It is now possible to register a birth at Gwynedd again. A face covering must be worn during the appointment (unless you are exempt).
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Register the birth of a baby born in Gwynedd

You can register the birth of a baby who is born in Gwynedd at any of Gwynedd’s registry offices by prior arrangements. Registration will take about 30 minutes.

 

19 October 2020: Due to a technical problem it is not possible to book an appointment at the moment.

 

Following on from Welsh government guidance we now offer birth registration appointments to the end of August, before we review the arrangements.

Birth registration is a legal process and as such we have to follow strict guidelines. During this phase of the pandemic it has been agreed that to minimise risk to both the public and staff we will be able to take details to register a birth as a two-step process.

  1. A registrar will call you at a prearranged time and date to ask you the prescribed questions in order to allow us to produce a draft register page. Please note that where parents are unmarried and Dad/second parent wish to be recorded on the register then both parents will need to be available for this phone call. We will take payment by card for any certificates requested at this point. All certificates are £11 each.
  2. We will arrange a suitable time (the same day as step 1) to attend the office where the registrar will present a completed register page and ask you to check and sign the register. Please note the birth is not registered until the register page is signed by a qualified informant.

Can you ensure you bring the following with you to your appointment to check and sign the register;

  • A black or blue pen for signing
  • Proof of ID for both parents so you can check the information recorded against your ID

Please note the register page is a legal document and any errors noticed after signing are unable to be changed without a formal correction application. All applications for a correction will incur a £75 or £90 consideration fee and have to be sent to our head office along with evidence of the correct information for a decision to be made and can take months to be approved, as such it is vital that you check all the information on the register is correct before signing.  


To cancel an appointm
ent: If you are unable to attend the appointment it is important that you let us know. Call 01766 771000. 

Register the birth of a baby born outside Gwynedd

If you live in Gwynedd and the baby is born outside the county, you can give a declaration of the birth at any of Gwynedd’s registry offices by prior arrangement. The Gwynedd registration office will then send the information on to the registration office in the area where the baby was born.

19 October 2020: Due to a technical problem it is not possible to book an appointment at the moment.

 


To cancel an appointment: If you are unable to attend the appointment it's important you let us know. Call 01766 771000.

Births can also be registered directly with the registration office in the area where the baby was born. For information about other registration districts please visit Gov.uk

Information the registrar will need

  • date and place of birth, sex, first name(s) and surname of the baby
  • mother’s full name (and maiden name); date and place of birth; usual address; occupation (optional); date of wedding (if married to the baby’s father); number of other children
  • to register the details of father/second parent the registrar will need the full name; date and place of birth; occupation at time of birth (or previous occupation) 

Birth certificate

When you register the birth of a baby, you will be offered to purchase a short or a full birth certificate. The short birth certificate is adequate for claiming child benefits, but other official processes may ask for the full certificate.

  • Cost 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. 

 

More information

For more information call us on: 01766 771000.