Online bookings service for the Register Office
Welcome to the Vale Of Glamorgan Council online booking system
for Registration Services.
You can use this system to make an appointment
to register a birth. If you would like to register the birth
bilingually in Welsh and English, please contact the Registrar's
office on 01446 709166 or 709167.
Please use the buttons at the bottom of each
screen to move backwards and forwards through the system. Do not
use your browser back button.
To enter all the necessary information to make
an appointment or purchase a certificate will take
approximately five minutes. For security reasons, this system
will time-out after 20 minutes. Please complete your booking within
that time or the information you have entered will be lost, and you
will have to start again.
We suggest that you read through the following
information before making your online booking.
Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby
We appreciate that life must be pretty hectic for you at the
moment, but it is a legal requirement to register the birth, so
it's best to get it done sooner rather than later.
The registration will require a personal visit to a Register
Office and there
are some things you may wish to consider before coming to see
The information included on these pages is for general guidance
purposes only and is not a complete or exhaustive explanation of
current Birth Laws.
How soon must I register the baby’s birth?
By law a baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days of the
date of birth.
Please contact your local Register Office before attending to
register, as you may need to make an appointment. Please allow 30
minutes for the registration.
Who should register the birth?
If the parents of the child are married to each other at the
time of the birth or conception, either parent can register the
birth. If the parents are not married to each other at the time of
the birth or conception, the father’s details can only be recorded
if both parents attend together. If this is not possible, please
telephone your local Register Office for advice. Unmarried
fathers can get equal Parental Responsibility for their
If the father’s details are not entered at the time of
registration, it may be possible for this to be done at a later
date by re-registration. Please contact your local Register Office
for more information.
Although the majority of births are registered by parents, in
exceptional circumstances the registration may be undertaken by
someone else. Please contact your local Register Office to
Changes in the law on legal parentage following fertility
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act
2008, came into effect on 6 April 2009, and affected who can be
registered as a child's legal parents when the child has been
conceived following fertility treatment.
These new provisions will apply only when the
woman receiving treatment conceived on or after 6 April 2009.
If you feel these provisions apply to you,
please contact the Register Office to discuss and ask to speak to a
registrar. Telephone 01446 700111 (Monday to Thursday 0830 -1300
and 1400 -1630, Friday 0830 to 1300 and 1400