Where the baby’s parents are married or in a civil partnership at the time of the birth only one parent needs to attend to complete the registration of the birth. Where parents are not married to each other at the time of the birth and the father’s details are to be recorded in the register – both parents will need to attend to register.
A Registration Officer will call you the day before your appointment to confirm your attendance and give you the opportunity to order any birth certificates required at the statutory fee of £11 per certificate. A full birth certificate is needed for passport applications or to set up a bank account for your child. If you miss this call you will still be able to purchase certificates at your appointment.
Please note payment for certificates is by credit or debit card only.
If you wish to order certificates at a later date you can order these online once the birth has been registered at the same statutory cost of £11. Different postage options for certificates ordered later are detailed online and may incur a small additional charge depending on the option selected. This is currently £2.
The full registration appointment will be undertaken at the Register Office below:
Rotherham Register Office
Telephone: 01709 823542
To make an appointment to register a birth, please do so online:
If the system shows no available appointment times it means the service is fully booked. New appointments are released every week so please keep checking the website.
If your baby was born over 42 days ago please call the register office on 01709 823542 to make an appointment.
The address for the register office is:Rotherham Register Office
Please note, there is no public parking other than disabled parking directly outside Riverside House. Please see the link below for a list of car parks in Rotherham. The nearest car park to Riverside House is the Statutes.
When attending your registration appointment please keep attendance at Riverside House to a minimum, only the parents to attend wherever possible. There is no requirement for you to bring your baby along to the appointment.
Hand sanitiser is available at Riverside House and we recommend you sanitise your hands on arrival and prior to handling and signing any documentation. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test, please do not attend the building. If these circumstances come to light when you attend for your appointment, you will be asked to leave immediately and re-book your appointment.
If you would feel more comfortable wearing a face covering to your appointment you are welcome to do so, the Registrar will ask you to remove this to verify your identity during your appointment.
To change or cancel your appointment, please do so online
Or enter the code 557282614 manually into the following Web page enter the code here
If you need to speak to a member of the registration team, please call us on 01709 823542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that all information is checked carefully by yourselves prior to signing. Once signed, the registration is deemed a legal entry and any errors spotted after the point of signing will be subject to a statutory correction fee of between £75 and £90 and an application form and associated evidence will need to be submitted for consideration before a correction can be authorised. There is no guarantee a correction will be made.
In order to claim for Child Benefit you will need to obtain a birth certificate to apply to HMRC.