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Buckinghamshire Registering a Birth & Death

Registering a birth & Death is free and takes around 20 minutes.This page will help you with the legal procedures at this happy time.

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Registering A Birth

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. You need to register the birth within 42 days. This needs to be a Register Office in the county where your baby was born.

Book An Appointment

Book an appointment to register the birth. You need to book an appointment to register the birth.

Book an appointment with a Registrar :
** If you provide an email address, we will send you an email confirming your appointment and detailing the information you should bring.
** Alternatively, you can print the confirmation page at the end of your appointment booking.

Steps :
1. Enter First name *
2. Enter Surname *
3. Enter Email address
4. Click on Login button.

Next page will be opened,enter the following details to fill the application form
5. Select Was the baby born in Buckinghamshire? [Yes/No] option.
6. Select What is your relationship to the baby? [Parent/Other]
7. Select Were the parents in a same sex relationship when the baby was born?[Yes/No]
8. Click on Finish button

Who can register the birth?

Marital status Who can register the birth
If parents are married at time of birth or conception Either the mother or father can register the birth on their own.
If parents are not married at time of birth or conception
  • Both parents can attend and sign the birth register together.
  • If you are not married at the time of the birth, the father’s details can only be included in the register if both parents go together to register the birth.
  • The mother can register without the father, but his details will not be included. It may be possible to re-register at a later date and add his details.
  • Where there is a parental responsibility agreement in force or either parent has an appropriate court order, this can be presented at the time of registration.

Registering a death

** This page will help you with the legal procedures at this time of loss.
** You must register a death within 5 days unless the Coroner is investigating.
** Registering a death is free and must be registered in the district where it occurred.

Who can register the death?
** A relative eg husband/wife or civil partner, brother or sister
** A person who was present at the death
** The occupier of the premises where the death occurred if he/she knew about it
** The person arranging the funeral (this does not include the funeral director)

Your appointment :
Please bring :
** The medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) issued by the doctor (if the doctor has advised a post-mortem will be held, the paperwork needed to register the death will be issued by the Coroner directly to the Register Office).
** The deceased’s medical card showing their NHS number, if available.

** To help ensure accuracy and correct spellings please bring supporting documents for the deceased eg UK passport, National Insurance number, driving licence, utility bill, birth and marriage certificates and your passport, photo driving licence, proof of address eg utility bill. We can still register the death without these documents.

Emergencies :
If you need emergency help outside normal office hours eg if a burial has to be carried out within 24 hours for religious reasons contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or visit the police station in either Aylesbury or High Wycombe.

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