Registering a birth

If your baby was born in Southwark, you must register the birth at Southwark Register Office within 42 days.

If you child was born at St Thomas’ Hospital or Kings College Hospital please note that neither of these hospitals are located in the borough of Southwark and you will need to contact Lambeth council.

Southwark does offer birth declarations, A declaration means you can go to another register office who will take details of the birth  and send it to the correct registration district on your behalf.  Please note, if you require a birth certificate after a declaration is made you should apply directly to the relevant register office.


There is no fee to register a birth.

Page last updated: 26 April 2018