Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
You are not able to make an appointment and register a birth at present but you will still be able to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth has been registered.
We cannot provide any further information but will update this page as soon as we have more details.
You need to register the birth before you can claim Child Benefit.
You cannot apply for Child Benefit through the Tell Us Once service but you may be able to have your claim verified at your appointment. This means that you will not have to buy a second birth certificate to send off with your claim form.
Ask your local registrar if you can do this when you make your Tell Us Once appointment.
For more information about Child Benefit click here.