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)
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