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Congratulations on the birth of your baby.
Babies born in Scotland must be registered within 21 days and can be registered at any Registration office in Scotland. To avoid unnecessary waiting please phone to book an appointment using the details at the bottom of this page.
If the baby's parents are married or in a registered civil partnership with each other, either parent may register the birth.
If the baby's parents are not married or in a registered civil partnership with each other, the mother must register the birth. If the father/parent's name is also to be included on the registration documents, then both parents should attend the Registrar's office together. If this is not possible, please contact the Registrar for advice.
A child's parents are both given equal Parental Responsibilities and Rights if both parents' names appear on the child's birth registration. More information is available in the Scottish Government Publication Family Matters.
If this is your first child, complete the Child Benefit Claim form CH2 and send it to the Child Benefit Office. You do not need to send the birth certificate if you add the number from the birth certificate.
If you already claim Child Benefit, you can complete the form or add your baby’s details over the phone on 0300 200 3100. You will need your National Insurance number or Child Benefit number.
For further information about Child Benefit please see the GOV.UK website.
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