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Registration of Births (COVID-19 Info)

The Greffe have reviewed its procedures and the service it offers to new parents in light of the current concerns around the Covid 19 Coronavirus.

  • Births must be registered within 30 days of the birth.
  • Traditionally new parents have attended the Greffe public counter often with their baby to register the birth

We are introducing a new procedure whereby we will accept the completed registration form scanned or a good photograph of it via email to

The Service Manager for Maternity Services has kindly agreed that staff on the Maternity Ward can scan and send the form to us on your behalf, if you complete the form whilst you are still at hospital and let them have the form

For married parents the declaration must be signed by the Father.

Unfortunately if the baby's parents are not married to each other the father cannot be named on the birth certificate unless both parties consent.

  • Please register the birth naming the MOTHER on the declaration.
  • Please then contact the Greffe on 725277 or email us at and we will explain how the father can be added to the birth register.
  • This can be done at any time but we advise that it is done within 12 months of the birth.

To request a copy of the birth certificate, please call us on 725277 or email us at We charge £20 per certificate and you can pay over the phone with a card and we will then post one to you.