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Any registrars about - registering baby but can’t find marriage certificate!

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CoffeeWithMyOxygen · 12/06/2019 22:53

Pretty much as the title says - I’ve got an appointment to register DS tomorrow (alone, DH has to work) but we’ve just realised we can’t find our marriage certificate anywhere. My appointment confirmation says to bring it but that the documents aren’t essential - can anyone reassure me that I can still register him with both of us on the birth certificate without it? I’ll be calling the registry office in the morning to ask but if anyone has any experience of this it might help me sleep!

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QuickQuestion2019 · 12/06/2019 22:57

There will be an electronic record of your marriage, it's fine.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen · 12/06/2019 23:24

Thanks. DH is really stressing!

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stucknoue · 12/06/2019 23:26

As long as you married in the U.K. I think it's fine

CoffeeWithMyOxygen · 12/06/2019 23:32

We were - a different area to where we live now, but still UK.

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NCBabyBoy · 12/06/2019 23:45

We weren't married in the UK but I don't recall them needing to see it?

YouWhoNeverArrived · 13/06/2019 11:58

To be fair, DH and I registered my son's birth together, but nobody asked to see our marriage certificate.

HotChocolateLover · 13/06/2019 12:32

Might be totally wrong here but I always thought it’s far easier to register the birth if you’re the mum. It’s the dad’s who have trouble if they go by themselves so I guess you'll Be done.

HotChocolateLover · 13/06/2019 12:32


SarahAndQuack · 13/06/2019 12:40

We went to register DD's birth (unmarried lesbian couple) hugely nervous, lugging a whole folder of all the possible documents the registrar could want to see, letters from the clinic, hospital, sperm donor info, etc. etc.

She didn't glance at any of it! Grin

I know it isn't the same but your thread reminded me how kind our registrar was. I think they must enjoy doing something that's a nice moment it people's lives.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen · 13/06/2019 16:20

Turned out to be anticlimactic in a good way - all she needed was the date of our marriage to verify it! DS is officially a person now and we can all move on with our lives. Thanks for all the reassurance!

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