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Register a birth

A claim for child benefit or universal credit may, during the COVID recovery can be made prior to the birth being registered, where this had not been done because of these measures.

No penalty will be incurred for births not registered within the statutory 42 day period.

If you reside in Central Bedfordshire you may wish to contact Central Bedfordshire Council Registration Service to complete a “declaration” of your baby's birth, which they will post to us.

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