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Register a birth

Birth registration appointments are suspended until further notice. No penalty will be incurred for births not registered within the statutory 42 day period.

If you need to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit during this period you may do so without having to wait for the birth to be registered.

We are also unable to process requests for copies of birth certificates until further notice.

Naming ceremonies

A naming ceremony provides an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a child, or to welcome an adopted child or a step-child into your family. 

Contact the Civil Registration service 

Civil Registration Service
Bedford Borough Council
Old Town Hall
St Paul's Square
Bedford 
MK40 1SJ

Email:  civil.registration@bedford.gov.uk