Registering a Birth

Your baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days of the date of birth.

Where can I register the birth?

The birth must be registered in the registration district in which it took place.

If the birth occurred outside the Isles of Scilly, for instance in Cornwall, you can still give details in person to the Registrar on the islands and a declaration will be posted to the registration district responsible for recording the birth.

Who can register the birth?

Either parent, providing they are married at the time of birth, however if the parents are not married at birth and the father’s details are to be entered into the register both parents must attend to register the birth together. If this is not possible please contact the isles of Scilly Register Office for advice.

For full details of registering a birth, please visit

Appointments and further advice

To make an appointment to register a birth please contact the Registrar on 01720 424501 or