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Registering your child's birth

You need to make an appointment to register the birth of your child in person at the Office of the Superintendent Registrar.

You must attend the registration appointment and register the birth of your child within 21 days of the day your child is born. If you do not, you are liable for a late registration fee of £200.

To make an appointment, telephone +44 (0) 1534 441335 during office hours, or email sir@gov.je.

You will be allocated an appointment and sent an email and text message notifying you of the date and time. The appointment will take about approximately 30 minutes.

Appointments are held at the Office of the Superintendent Registrar (known as the Register Office) 10 Royal Square, St Helier. Appointments will be available Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, are isolating or you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, you will not be permitted to attend the appointment and the appointment will be rescheduled.

Who should go to the appointment

To register both the mother and father on the birth registration, both parents must sign the Application to Register a Birth form and attend the appointment to register in person.

Where the mother and father of the child are married to one another, only one of the parents need attend the appointment, however, both should attend where possible.

A mother can register a birth alone if no father is to be registered on the birth registration. 

Documents you need to register your child's birth

Application to register a birth

You must complete and sign an application to register a birth form. This is usually provided by the Maternity Unit.

You must complete this form before you attend your registration appointment and bring it with you to the appointment.

Application to register a birth form

Other documents to bring with you

Along with the completed Application to Register a Birth form, you must also bring original copies of the following identification documents:

  • mother's birth certificate and passport
  • father's birth certificate and passport (where father is being registered)
  • mother and father's marriage certificate (if the mother and father are married to each other)
  • any deed polls (must be enrolled)
  • translations of any documents not in English or French

Types and cost of birth certificates

Standard form birth certificate

A standard form birth certificate contains all information and is used to support most official applications.

A standard birth certificate is £30.

Short form birth certificate

A short form birth certificate is a basic document which shows a person’s name, date of birth and place of birth. Official organisations will not accept short form certificates as evidence of identity.

A short form birth certificate is £10.

Registering your child if they were born outside of Jersey​

If your baby is born outside of Jersey, you need to register the birth in the local jurisdiction.

You must bring back the birth certificate and take it to the Customer and Local Services to get their Social Security Number.

What we'll do with the details of your child's birth

We will tell the following departments about your child's birth:

  • Child Health: so that your child's records can be updated on their system with the correct information and to make sure that they can contact you in the future

  • Customer and Local Services: if you receive Income Support, your claim will be updated. If you need any further services which require proof of your child's birth, then you won't need to provide copies of the birth certificate.

  • Taxes Office: they will receive confirmation of your child's birth,​ so you will not need to give them a copy of the birth certificate. You'll still need to contact them to discuss the allocation of child allowance

Data sharing agreement for registering new births


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