It may be necessary to cancel or reschedule appointments and ceremonies at short notice.

By booking you agree that you understand and accept the risk of late notice cancellations or rescheduling.

Where to register

A birth must be registered within 42 days, in the district where the baby was born.

The London Borough of Merton does not have a maternity hospital. If the baby was born in a local hospital please contact the appropriate register office:

To register a birth that occurred in Merton please contact us to book an appointment at Merton Register Office.

Who should go

It is important that the correct person or people register the birth. This is usually a parent or parents, but please read Who can register a birth (GOV.UK website) for full details.

What to bring

It is helpful if you can bring your passport or birth certificate and if married your marriage certificate to the birth registration. This is not essential but will help us to ensure your correct details are registered.

Fees for birth certificates

If the event occurred in Merton we can produce copies of certificates for the following fees:

ServiceCost per certificatePostage - RecordedPostage - SpecialPostage - EuropeanPostage - Worldwide
​At registration​£11.00N/A​N/A​N/A​N/A​
Standard 5 day£11.00£2.50£8.00£10.00£11.00
24 hour£35.00£2.50£8.00£10.00£11.00
1 hour£45.00Collection onlyCollection onlyCollection onlyCollection only

Order a birth certificate

Related websites

See Registering a birth (GOV.UK website) for more detailed information about the registration process.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.

Christmas and New Year opening hours

  • Monday 25 December 2023 - Closed
  • Tuesday 26 December 2023 - Closed
  • Wednesday 27 December 2023 - Normal Hours
  • Thursday 28 December 2023 - Normal Hours
  • Friday 29 December 2023 - Normal Hours
  • Monday 1 January 2024 - Closed
  • Tuesday 2 January onwards - Normal Hours

Contact us

Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Morden Park
London Road

Map of Merton Register Office

Telephone: 020 8274 5777

Facebook - Merton Register Office