Documents to send:
- child's overseas birth certificate
- mother's full length British birth certificate ( Or Naturalisation Certificate)
- father/second parent's full British Birth Certificate (Or Naturlisation Papers if born outside the UK)
- One Current British Passport
Unmarried Partner Process
If you are a British male and your child's mother is a foreigner you may ONLY apply for a consular birth registration of a child who was born on or after 1st July 2006. If you are an unmarried woman who has given birth abroad and you would want the father's details to be printed on the certificate- both you and the father will need to swear Statutory Paternity Declarations in front of a UK Solicitor/Commissioner of Oaths. This can be sworn in front of a consular officer if you are resident overseas
Registration costs £100.80 whether in London or overseas consulate and each certificate costs £64.80. You can pay by Postal Order or Bankers Draft.
Duration of Application
Inside the UK with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office most applications take about 20 days or 4 weeks to process.
If you are in one of the above countries then at present they are experiencing longer waiting times (Usually up to six months) for applications to be processed.