Costs of registering a birth
Registering a birth is free.
A full birth certificate costs £11 at the registration. It's a complete copy of the entry in the register. You'll need it to apply for a passport, driving licence or school place.
You can also purchase a short birth certificate, but this doesn't show the parents' details.
If you require additional certificates after the time of registration, check our prices for copy certificates.
Corrections to a birth certificate cost a non-refundable fee of £75 or £90 (depending on whether they need to be referred to the General Register Office).
When you register, check the register page carefully before signing to avoid paying for corrections.