Births, marriages, deaths and nationality Register a birth

Making an appointment to register a birth

Booking an appointment to register a birth

  • You must book your appointment online to register births at Heron House; we offer these up to four weeks in advance. 
  • These appointments often get booked quickly, but we do add further dates and times on a weekly basis so please try again. You can register a birth at other locations, which are listed at the bottom of this page. Please don't email us about appointment availability unless it's an emergency. 
  • We cannot make appointments over the phone - please book an appointment online

We can only attest declarations for babies born in other registration districts if you are a Manchester resident.  

  • If your child was born outside of the City of Manchester and you are not a Manchester resident, you must contact the register office either for the district in which your child was born or your local register office.  
  • If you are a Manchester resident and wish to make a declaration in relation to a baby born in another district contact us by email to registeroffice@manchester.gov.uk 

Attending an appointment  

Please read all the listed important instructions before attending your appointment: 

  • You must NOT attend Heron House if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Only card payments will be accepted. We cannot take cash. 
  • You must arrive on time for your appointment. If you are late we can’t guarantee that we could fit you in later in the day (this is sometimes possible, but you may need to book another appointment.). 
  • Your appointment will last around 20 minutes.
  • Where possible, bring your booking confirmation email to your appointment.  

Registering babies born in Manchester at another Register Office 

You can only do this if you live in Salford, Bury, Trafford or Rochdale. If you're a resident of any of these boroughs you can register a Manchester birth in your district's register office. 

Salford Register Office operates a strict appointment system. You can only make an appointment if you live in Salford. You must not attend the office without booking an appointment as you will not be allowed access.  You can make an appointment online or on 0161 793 2500.  

Bury Register Office operates a strict appointment system. You can only make an appointment if you live in Bury. You must not attend the office without booking an appointment as you will not be allowed access.  You can make an appointment by calling 0161 253 6026. 

Trafford Register Office operates a strict appointment system. You can only make an appointment if you live in Trafford. You must not attend the office without booking an appointment as you will not be allowed access.  To book an appointment call 0161 912 3026 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.  For further information please visit their website

Rochdale Register Office operates a strict appointment system. You can only make an appointment if you live in Rochdale. You must not attend the office without booking an appointment as you will not be allowed access.  You can make an appointment by calling 01706 924 784. 

Registering Births at Surestart Centres 

If you live in the City of Manchester you can now also register a birth at some Surestart Centres in Manchester. Please book an appointment online and select the centre you'd like to attend. Please note you cannot register a birth at a Surestart Centre if you are not a Manchester resident.

We will attend the following centres on: 

  • Monday: Woodville Surestart Centre, Cheetham and Rusholme Surestart Centre 
  • Tuesday: Clayton Surestart Centre 
  • Wednesday: Benchill Surestart Centre (available to M22 and M23 residents only) and Sacred Heart Surestart Centre, Gorton
  • Thursday: Longsight Surestart Centre  
  • Friday: Moston Surestart Centre, Moston 

Find out more about Manchester Sure Start Centres.

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