How to register a birth

Every live birth in England or Wales must be registered in the district of birth within 42 days. Find out more about how to register a birth.

Book a birth appointment

Where to register

Births in Barking and Dagenham must be registered at Woodlands House Register Office. We no longer issue free free short birth certificates. Buggies and prams must be left in our buggy park.

If you are a Barking and Dagenham resident but your child was born in Queen’s Hospital, Havering, you can also register the birth with us.

Barking and Dagenham Register Office
Woodlands House, Rainham Road North, Dagenham RM10 7ER
Bring your identification, your hospital or midwife discharge letter and, if married, your marriage certificate.