If the birth occurred outside Flintshire and you live in Flintshire, it is possible to give the details to any Registrar in England or Wales. This is known as ‘registering by declaration’. The Registrar to whom the declaration is given does not register the birth, but will send the information to the relevant Register Office where it will be registered.
You may also order full birth certificates. A charge is made for these and you will need to have a cheque or postal order when you give the declaration. The Registrar will send the declaration and cheque/postal order to the relevant Register Office.
Once the birth has been registered, you will be sent the following documents to your home address:
• A free short birth certificate
• A full birth certificate (for a statutory fee of £4.00) if you ordered a certificate.
If you are unsure where you need to register please call 01352 703333 or email Registrars@flintshire.gov.uk for advice.