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Births must be registered within 42 days of the birth. Registration can be carried out at any Register Office in England and Wales, but if it is not your local Register Office then the birth certificate will not be issued on the day, but sent to you via your local office a few days later; this is called giving a “declaration of birth”.
Those who are able to register the birth are:-
There is no fee for registering a birth. If you require a certificate at the time of registration, there will be a fee, please view the fees and charges| pdf for more details.
Bournemouth is the only Council on the South Coast to offer Welcoming Ceremonies. A welcoming ceremony| is a very special way of celebrating a child’s birth, or welcoming an older child into the family. Parents usually invite family and friends to share the occasion. A welcoming ceremony is a very highly personalised and unique occasion with specially written ceremonies. Any parent can arrange a welcoming ceremony, whether married or not, with any spiritual or religious beliefs or with none or from any cultural background. Ceremonies can also be used to celebrate adoptive children and step children into a new relationship and form part of the family bonding within an extended family unit.
For further information, please contact:
envelope icon image Registration Services
Bournemouth BH2 6DY
telephone icon image Telephone 01202 454945
email icon image E-mail email@example.com|
fax icon image Fax 01202 45495
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