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Dear General Register Office,

When registering a child and receiving a Birth Certificate, does that certificate come with terms and conditions?

Yours faithfully,

Amanda 😊

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GRO Policy,

Dear Amanda

Thank you for your email.

Your request has been handled as official correspondence rather than as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, although this does not mean that your enquiry has been actioned any differently or that the information provided contains any less content or detail.

The purchase of a certificate does not come with terms and conditions. However, the layout of the certificate is protected by Crown copyright, but the Crown does not assert any rights of ownership of the content of a certificate.

Regards
Louise

Louise Rawson
Policy Team
Civil Registration Directorate

Her Majesty's Passport Office, General Register Office
Room 01, Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HH

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Dear GRO Policy, Louise Rawson
Policy Team
Civil Registration Directorate

Can you tell me who does own the certificate of birth that is given to a parent if the crown does not assert any rights of ownership?

You say "a purchase of a certificate", can you confirm if it is illegal if a parent chooses not to register a (child) girl or boy?

If not what is the process of not registering a (child) girl or boy?

When one obtains a certificate of birth are they entering into a contract?

Yours sincerely,

Amanda

GRO Policy,

Dear Amanda

Thank you for your further questions in your email of 7 March 2021. I have provided the answers below in a numbered format for ease.

1.Can you tell me who does own the certificate of birth that is given to a parent if the crown does not assert any rights of ownership?

The person who paid for the certificate owns it.
For information, the use of crown copyright on certificates applies to the layout of the certificate, not the content. It is intended to prevent the copying of the certificates to reduce the possibility for fraudulent activity. Further information can be found at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk on the use of crown copyright in relation to certificates.

2.You say "a purchase of a certificate", can you confirm if it is illegal if a parent chooses not to register a (child) girl or boy? 3. If not what is the process of not registering a (child) girl or boy?

The registration of births in England and Wales is governed by the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953. There is a legal requirement to register the birth of every child within 42 days. I have included a link to GOV.UK which sets out the process for registering a birth. https://www.gov.uk/register-birth

4.When one obtains a certificate of birth are they entering into a contract?

No - a birth certificate does not create a contract.

Regards

Kayleigh Roberts

Policy Team
Civil Registration Directorate

Her Majesty's Passport Office, General Register Office Room 01, Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HH

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