Babies born within the borough of Hounslow must be registered with us within 42 days of the baby's birth by the parents. We can only register births that have taken place within the borough of Hounslow. If the baby was born outside the borough then you will need to speak to the local council to where the birth took place to register there.
Book an appointment to register your birth
Please call 0208 583 2090 to book an appointment with us.
Documents you will need to bring with you to the register office:
- your own passports
- driving licence
- benefit statement or council tax bill
- where both parents are married to one another you should bring your marriage certificate.
For married parents
Only one parent has to come into the office to register the birth. However, if an unmarried mother wishes to include the father's details in the registration, he has to accompany her when registering.
If English is not your first language, feel free to ask a friend or relative to attend with you, but you must register the birth yourself.
Birth certificates can be purchased at the time of registration at a fee of £4.00 each (short or full). There are no free birth certificates issued.
Babies first or middle names can be changed or middle names added within 12 months of the birth registration. The fee to change a name is £40.00.
If you have discovered an error in a birth record, it may be possible to arrange for the entry to be corrected by means of a marginal note at the bottom of the entry. The type of correction required depends entirely on what information needs to be changed. Some errors can be authorised by the register office; others will require authorisation by the General Register Office.
There are statutory fees to consider any correction. This fee is payable to the Register Office at the time you submit the application and any documentary evidence required.
Please note the statutory fees are for consideration of a correction and not the outcome.
There is also a fee for each certificate requested that shows the correction note.
Consideration by Registrar/Superintendent Registrar of a correction application £75.00
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application £90.00
Order a birth certificate
You can order a birth certificate from us on line or by post, if the child was born in the borough of Hounslow.
You can apply by in writing by sending us a letter with your full name and surname at birth, your date and place of birth. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number, enclose your fee and a stamped address envelope.
The fees are:
- short birth certificate - £10
- standard birth certificate - £10
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to the London Borough of Hounslow. Postal applications are processed approximately 5 workings days from receipt of application. You can order a birth certificate from us on line or by post, if the child was born in the borough of Hounslow.
If the child was born outside the borough
Please contact the General Register Office or the local register office where the birth was registered. We are unable to provide certificates if you only have a volume and page number, quarter and district. These are the unique index reference for the General Register Office (GRO) and you should direct your application to them. Charges Standard service: £10 per certified copy of the entry. This will be provided within five working days. All applications will be posted (we do not charge for postage).
Service and charges for applications made in person: One hour service: £10 for each copy of the entry plus an additional fee of £15 for the express service.
Next working day service: £10 for each copy of the entry plus an additional fee of £10 for the service.
Certificates are ready for collection the following day from 3pm (collections on Wednesday between 12-1pm as the offices closes at 1pm). Current registers: On the day of registration certificates are £4 each. After registration the fee of each certificate is £7.
We can also offer 1 hour service at additional fee of £15 or next working day service at additional fee of £10.
Phone: 020 8583 2090
Hounslow Register Office
38-40 Harlington Road West
Nearest railway station: Feltham
Nearest underground station: Hatton Cross - Piccadilly line
Local buses 90,235,285,116,117,H26, 490
- Monday 9am - 4.30pm
- Tuesday 9am - 4.30pm
- Wednesday 9am - 1.00pm
- Thursday 9am - 4.30pm
- Friday 9am - 4.30pm