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:
If it is difficult for you to visit the register office in the district in which the birth occurred you may attend another register office to give a birth declaration. This declaration will then be sent to the district where the birth occurred and the registration will be completed there.
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 Should Go to Register? (General Register Office 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
You can buy a
full birth certificate from Merton Register Office at any time
| Service || Cost |
| At time of registration || £4.00 each |
| After registration (5 day standard service) || £7.00 or £10.00 each (depending on the length of time since the birth or death) |
| After registration (24 hour express service) || £7.00 or £10.00 each (depending on the length of time since the birth or death) plus an additional £10 |
| After registration (1 hour express service) || £7.00 or £10.00 each (depending on the length of time since the birth or death) plus an additional £20 |
| Additional Postage fee within the EU (outside UK) || £6.50 |
| Additional Postage fee outside of the EU|| £7.50 |
You can also
buy a copy of a birth certificate from the General Register Office if the birth was registered more than 6 months ago.
Please note that short certificate are no longer issued
Registering a birth (General Register Office website) for more detailed information about the registration process.
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.
The office will be closing at 4.00pm on Thursday 1st March 2018
Saturday and Sunday some services are available by appointment only.
Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Map of Merton Register Office
Telephone: 020 8274 5777
Fax: 020 8648 0433