Bromley Council strongly recommends the public to wear face coverings whilst inside unless they have a valid exemption, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors and our staff. Please do not attend our offices if you, or anyone with you has tested positive for Covid or any other infectious disease. This is for all registration appointments and ceremonies.

All births that take place in the borough of Bromley must be registered within the London Borough of Bromley.

The following arrangements that have been put in place to ensure the safe registration of your baby’s birth, both for yourself and for our staff.

You are encouraged to wear a face covering during your appointment, unless you are exempt.


You will need to book an appointment to register a birth using our online diary. Appointments are available up to 28 days in advance.

Book an appointment

Booking online means you can browse the diary for the most convenient time and    you will be able to amend or cancel appointments easily.

You can book by calling us on 0300 303 8667, but you will be offered the next available appointment only. This service is open Monday to Friday 8.30am -5pm.

Appointments are currently available at two locations. The majority offered are from the Bromley Civic Centre and will be conducted in the Register Office, Level 1, Stockwell Building. Appointments are also available on certain dates at the Community Vision Children and Family Centre, Penge.

  • If you are married or in a civil partnership, only one of you needs to attend the appointment as only one of you signs the registration
  • If you are not married to or have not formed a civil partnership with each other, and the mother wants baby’s father’s details to be entered into the register, then both baby’s parents will need to attend the appointment, for further information, please visit: 
  • Anyone else attending with you will not be able to wait with you or come in with you to see the registrar
  • It is preferable baby, and siblings do not attend the registration appointment
  • If you begin showing symptoms of coronavirus, you MUST telephone us to rearrange your appointment
  • Staff may be wearing PPE
  • The registration will take about 15 to 20 minutes, and after the appointment is completed you will be able to apply for your baby’s birth certificate online.

On arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to confirm that you have chosen the name for your child, including your preferred spelling and any accented characters.   During the appointment, you will be asked to give the following information:

  • Baby's full names and date of birth together with place of birth
  • Parents' full names, including any previous names, occupations  and address or addresses
  • Place and date of birth of both parents
  • Date of marriage/civil partnership of parents (if applicable)

Please remember to bring baby’s red book or baby’s discharge papers showing baby’s NHS number with you when you attend. To help ensure the accuracy of the information recorded it would be useful if you could bring supporting documentation with you (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill, birth and marriage certificates, as applicable). Do not worry if any of these documents are not available as the registrar can still proceed to register the birth, but it is helpful if you remember to bring baby’s red book or your hospital discharge papers showing baby’s NHS number. 

Bromley registration service

Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Telephone: 0300 303 8667