Book Appointment for Birth Registration

For birth registration of your new born baby, you need to make prior appointment booking.

You can make use of this online service to make an appointment for birth registration of your new born baby at the births registry of the district in which your baby was born. You can make an advance booking of 42 calendar days (excluding Sundays and General Holidays). After making an appointment successfully, you can also enquire, change or cancel the appointment you have made. You can find the details of the online appointment booking service below.

Who Can Use This Service?

You can use this service for booking an appointment for birth registration of your baby within 1 year of your baby's birth.

Under the Laws of Hong Kong, no registration fee is payable if the birth is registered within a period of 42 days. A registration fee will be charged if the birth is registered after the period of 42 days but within 1 year. After 1 year, a birth can be registered only with the consent of the Registrar of Births and Deaths and upon payment of a registration fee. Therefore, for enjoying free registration of your baby's birth, you are advised to book an appointment as early as possible.

If your baby is at the age of 1 year or above, this booking service is not applicable to you. Please apply in person at the Births and Deaths General Register Office as soon as possible for post registration of your baby's birth.

How to Use this Service

You can use this service for birth registration within 1 year of the birth of the baby. Please note that a registration fee will be charged if the birth is registered after a period of 42 days but within 1 year.

Making an appointment

To make an appointment, you are required to provide information which matches that on your baby's birth return. The information include the Hong Kong identity card or travel document number of the baby's mother, the baby's date of birth and the name of the hospital in which the baby was born. To facilitate you to enquire, change or cancel your appointment, you have to enter a self-selected 4-digit number as enquiry code.

You can select any day within the following 42 calendar days (excluding Sundays and General Holidays) upon making an appointment. The appointment is given on a first-come-first-served basis. The earliest available appointment is on the next working day (Monday to Saturday, except General Holidays). You can make an appointment for at most 3 new born babies of same parents each time. Only one appointment can be made for each baby.

Appointment Reminder

After making an appointment successfully, you can choose to receive an email appointment reminder.  The email reminder will be sent to your provided email address 2 days before the date of appointment. You can change your email address or cancel the reminder at latest 3 days before the appointment day.

Enquire, change or cancel appointment

After you have made an appointment, you may enquire your appointment at anytime. If you are unable to attend the births registry for birth registration of your baby as scheduled for some reasons, you should change or cancel the appointment at least 1 day before the appointment date. For changing an appointment, the earliest available appointment will be on the following working day (Monday to Saturday, except General Holidays).

Online Appointment Booking Service

You can access the online appointment booking service here.

Online appointment booking for birth registration

Online Submission of Information Required for Registration of Birth

After you have successfully made an appointment for registration of birth of your child, we recommend you to submit in advance the information required for registration of birth by using this online service at least one day before the scheduled appointment.  This will speed up the processing time for registration of birth on the appointment day.

Online Submission of Information Required for Registration of Birth

Please ensure the correctness of the information you provided.  If the submitted information is incorrect, you can make corrections when you turn up on the appointment day for registration of birth.

Telephone Booking Service

Besides the online appointment booking service, you can also make an appointment for birth registration through the 24-hour telephone booking system. To use the telephone appointment booking service, you should dial 2598 0888 using a touch-tone telephone.

Supporting Documents to Take with You

You should bring along with you all the required supporting documents for registration of your baby's birth at a births registry. Please refer to the following link for more information.

More information on registration of a birth

Births Registries

Please refer to the following link for the addresses and office hours of Births Registries.

Addresses and office hours of Births Registries

Assistance and Further Information

If you need assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

For general enquiries of births registration, please call (852) 2824 6111, fax (852) 2877 7711, or email to enquiry@immd.gov.hk.

Further information on this service is also available in a set of helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

 

FAQs about online appointment booking for birth registration
Last review date: March 2015