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Birth Registration

The Registration Ordinance 1949 provides that the birth of every child born in Stanley, Falkland Islands is required to be registered at the Registry Office within ten days of birth.

The hospital will produce a notice of birth to the Registrar General so that she/he is aware of the date and time of when the birth took place. The birth must be registered within 10 days of taking place in Stanley and 42 day in Camp.

If the mother and father are married then either of them can come to register the birth and the father will automatically gain parental responsibility. If the father attends the registration then he may be asked to show proof of marriage. However, if the mother and father are unmarried, unless the mother makes a declaration the father will not be able to register the child alone. The mother has to attend the registry too. The father will be required to be present at the registration and sign the register to gain parental responsibility.

In order to register the birth, please contact the Registry to arrange a suitable time for registration. You will be asked to complete a form with details of the birth/mother/father which will be followed by the Registrar General filling in the birth book with the details you have provided and prepare a copy of a birth certificate for you.

Please see the Fees list for the current fee for the registration of births.

Death Registration

KEMH will contact the Registry Office informing them of the death, and a representative from KEMH will come down to the Registry with the Doctor's medical certificate of death to ensure that sufficient information is provided for registration. If no further action is required by the Coroner then the death should be registered within five days from when the death occurred or the body was found. The person coming to register the death should be the nearest relative of the person as possible. If there are no relatives available, then there are other people who are able to register the death, please contact the Registrar General for further information.

You should contact the Registry to arrange a suitable time for registration. The Registrar General will complete the death book with the details provided and prepare several copies of death certifications for you. You will be issued with a 'Registration of Death' certificate which can be shown to PWD to act as proof of death, before the actual certificate is ready for collection.

Please see the Fees list for the current fee for the registration of deaths.