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If the parents of the child were married to each other at the time of the birth (or conception), either the mother or the father may register.
If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the child's birth (or conception), the father's details can only be entered in the register in the following circumstances:
If the father's particulars are not recorded in the birth register, it is possible for the birth to be re-registered to include his details at a later date. You can get further information about how to apply for the re-registration of a birth.
Although the majority of births are registered by the parents, sometimes neither the mother or the father are able to do this. In these circumstances, the registrar will arrange for the registration to be completed by: