You must register your baby's birth within 42 days of them being born. You will need to go to the area where your baby was born to register the birth.
Once you have your baby's birth certificate, you can register them with your GP surgery. You may be able to use your baby's NHS number if your baby becomes unwell before you have their birth certificate. Speak to your surgery for advice.
Find out more about how to register the birth of your baby in Kent and Medway.