Register a birth

Register a Birth COVID-19

In line with the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown rules civil registration offices will continue to provide the majority of public services and birth registration appointments are permitted.

As COVID infection numbers in Solihull continue to rise, we are urging people to wear face coverings when attending an appointment and continue with COVID-safety measures.

For the most up to date COVID-19 guidance please visit the Gov.UK website.

The Register Office is only open for pre-booked appointments.

Births must be registered in the district where they occurred, within 42 days of your child being born.

If you live in Solihull and gave birth at a hospital or address in Birmingham you can, until further notice, make an appointment to complete a full registration at our Solihull office whilst we work with Birmingham Register Office to help reduce the number of outstanding birth registrations.

The telephone number for appointments is: 0121 704 8002

Any copy certificates required after the registration must be ordered from Birmingham Register Office.

Book an appointment

To ensure the safety of parents and our staff during this pandemic the service is strictly by appointment only.

Call 0121 704 8002 to book an appointment and order any birth certificates required. Payment is by credit or debit card only.

All appointments will take place at The Core, Theatre Square, Solihull, B91 3RG

Please note: the registrar will only be able to issue certificates that have been ordered and paid for at the time of booking. You will also be able to order certificates after the registration.

Your appointment will be confirmed by email along with details of the new process and which documents you need to provide.

Who can register a birth?

The mother or father can register the birth on their own and include both parents details if they were married when the baby was born.

If the parents were not married to one another at the time of the birth, only the mother can register the birth alone. If the father's details are to be included in the birth entry, then both parents should attend together.

If the father wishes to have his details included, but is unable to attend with the mother, he must sign a Statutory Declaration of Acknowledgement of Parentage form, in the presence of a solicitor. The child’s mother will need to bring the completed form to the registration.

Birth certificates

At the time of registration the cost of a standard birth certificate is £11.

Our copy certificates page has information on how you can order a copy after registration.

Re-registering a birth

If you wish to include the natural fathers details to the birth entry, or the natural parents marry one another after the birth, it is possible to re-register the birth.