Register a stillbirth
The law requires you to register a still-birth within 42 days of it occurring, unless it was referred to a coroner. Please ask us for advice if more than 42 days has passed.
If the still-birth happened elsewhere, you can check which register office covers the area.
The natural parents of the still-born child should complete the registration. We would encourage you to bring a friend or relative for support if you wish.
What you'll need to bring
- The medical certificate of still-birth (this is mandatory unless a coroner's case)
Due to the nature of a still birth registration, we offer a walk in service. We will provide you with;
- a certificate for burial or cremation
- a certificate of registration of still-birth (if required)