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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.

Book an appointment to register a birth

Use our online service to book an appointment to register a birth.

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 birth certificate copy

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

Contact us

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

Email: civil.registration@bedford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01234 718 028 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)