Registering a birth

How and where to register your child's birth.

Our offices remain open for pre-booked face to face appointments

Please contact our customer service team on 0345 241 2489 if you need to rearrange your appointment.

Book an appointment

First, book an appointment at one of the following places:

  • Oxfordshire County Library
  • Oxford registration office
  • Banbury registration office
  • Bicester registration office
  • Witney registration office
  • Abingdon registration office
  • Didcot registration office

Book a birth registration appointment online

We cannot register births by telephone or video conference.

Order copies of the birth certificate

Next, order copies of the birth certificate. Certificates cost £11 each. We can only issue certificates at the appointment if you have paid for them in advance.

Order and pay for a copy of a birth certificate online

What you need to know about coming to the appointment

COVID-19 safety measures

Appointments will take place according to social distancing guidelines. You must wear a face-covering.  

We are limiting the number of people who come to our offices. 

Both parents should attend the appointment if you are not married or in a legal civil partnership, and you want to include either of the following details in the birth register:

  • the father
  • a second female parent.

If English is not your first language, you can ask a friend or relative to come as an interpreter.  

Additional support

Please contact us if you need any additional support to register your baby. 

Live webchat

We are trialling a live webchat function on this page as a new way to contact us. Let us know if you have any feedback or issues using the webchat. There are some issues we are aware of and are trying to resolve.