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You can find further information on how to: 

Register a birth

All births in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Find out more information about how, and where you register a birth here.

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. 

Order a copy of a birth certificate 

Request a certificate copy for a fee of £11 here.  

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