Registering a birth: step by step

You must make an appointment if you want to register at Croydon Register Office.

Coronavirus update - 8 January 2021

You must make an appointment if you want to register at Croydon Register Office. The UK government has suspended the 42 day limit to register a birth during the pandemic. Due to national lockdown restrictions, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily restrict our face to face appointments in order to protect our staff and other statutory functions. We cannot say when appointments will resume but if you wish to proceed please book the next available slot by following the steps below.

  1. Find out who can arrange the registration of a birth.

  2. You must provide certain documents and details in order to register the birth.

  3. You can book an appointment via our online form.

  4. To minimise the number of people who are in contact with each other during this time, we have a number of rules in place in order to keep you and our staff safe.