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Southwark register office helps to ensure that the registration of birth of your baby goes smoothly and efficiently.

It is best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the baby was born.

If your baby was born in the London Borough of Southwark (e.g. at home) then you can register your baby at Southwark register office. For births outside of Southwark we will be able to assist you with a declaration of a birth which will be sent to the register office responsible.

Local hospitals that are not within The London Borough of Southwark

St Thomas’ Hospital & Kings College Hospital - please contact Lambeth Council

Any applications made for St Thomas Hospital and Kings College will automatically be refunded, please allow 15 working days for the refund to be processed.



There is no fee to register a birth. 

Short certificates

A free short certificate will be issued at the appointment. Short certificates contain only the baby's details.

Full certificates

Full certificates contain the baby's details and the parents' details. These can be purchased for £4 each at the time of your appointment. We recommend buying 3-5 copies as they are required for various legal processes, such as passport applications.

Purchasing a certificate after your appointment is more expensive.

Make an appointment

Please contact the Southwark contact centre to book an appointment on Tel: 0207 525 7651

More information

Read the GOV.UK complete guide to registering a birth to find out:

  • who can register a birth
  • where to register a birth
  • what you’ll need to take to your appointment

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Southwark register office

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4pm

Address: 34 Peckham Road

Tel: 020 7525 7651

Fax: 020 7525 7652



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Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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