Register a birth

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.

Applications are processed approximately 10 working days from receipt of application.


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 and mother and fathers full names. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number, enclose your fee and a stamped address envelope.

The fees are:

  • short birth certificate - £11.00
  • standard birth certificate - £11.00

Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to the London Borough of Hounslow. Postal applications are processed approximately 10 workings days from receipt of application. Certificates are posted using the Royal Mail Postal Service, £2.00 within UK or £7.00 for Overseas. We are unable to accept credit card telephone applications.

If the child was born outside the borough

You may order a certificate through the General Register Office for England and Wales. Please contact the  General Register Office website  or the local register office where the birth was registered. Hounslow Register Office 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.

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