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All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Due to Coronavirus, this period has been extended and we have made more of the process available online.

The government is now allowing  birth registrations to take place.

However, due to localised lockdown restrictions, there won’t be any birth registrations at Bassett Street, Wigston until the restrictions are eased again.

Following changes to the lockdown area on 18 July, we will be working towards the reopening of Anstey Frith House and Glenfield Registration Office. Further details on this will be published soon.

More information: Registration services and coronavirus updates

Register a birth 

Note: If you live in an area of Leicestershire that is part of the lockdown, you will not be able to complete the registration of your baby until the local restrictions are lifted. Check if you are affected by the increased restrictions on our localised lockdown page

Please be mindful of the following :

  • We will experience a very large number of enquiries and calls so please be patient if you are trying to contact us.
  • We will be working from a limited number of offices for a few weeks.
  • If your baby was born outside Leicestershire or Leicester City you must contact the registration district where you baby was born, eg Derby, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire. We will be unable to offer you an appointment to register your baby by declaration at the moment.
  • We will prioritise registrations from Leicestershire born babies and will then move on to those babies born in Leicester City (LRI or LGH) whose parents live in the county. If you live within Leicester City you must contact them for an appointment.

Please keep checking this webpage for further updates.

It costs £11 to issue a birth certificate.


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