The birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. It has to be registered in the district where it took place. However, if the birth took place in Oldham and the mother is resident in Rochdale we've made arrangements with Oldham for you to be able to register the birth at either Rochdale or Oldham.
To register a birth in Rochdale you'll need to ring us to make an appointment.
When you register a birth we can tell government departments such as the DWP , HMRC, and local authority services such as Housing and Council Tax Benefit and Family Information Service about the birth of your child through our 'Tell us Once' service. The service is free and you can choose which organisations will be told.
When you ring to make an appointment to register a birth you'll be offered this service.
We'll need the national insurance number and date of birth of the parent(s) of the child together with details of any benefits or services they are receiving.
If you intend to claim Child Benefit then by using our service you don't have to submit a birth certificate with your child benefit form . This is as long as you bring to the appointment the completed form and prepaid envelope. Download the Child Benefit claim form
We'll treat all the information you give us securely. The organisations we give your information to will use it to update records; to initiate /end services, benefits and entitlements as appropriate; and to resolve any outstanding issues. They may use the information we give them in other ways, but only as the law allows.