We hope you find the below information helpful, but please note the information and guides are a number of years old and do not necessarily represent the current landscape around parenthood. The key implications for being a child's legal parent are: if they are named on the birth or adoption certificate they will have parental responsibility they have financial responsibility, which can include paying child maintenance they can confer rights such as nationality and inheritance entitlements to their child.
Register a birth. If born in Australia: Australian birth certificate Record of immigration status: Citizenship certificate New Zealand citizenship certificate together with passport New Zealand birth certificate.
In some cases, we may need additional information from you before we can register the birth. Estimated times may vary slightly. There is a clear public interest in having a register of accurate information about births.
If you answer 'Yes' to this question and your child obtains a birth certificate after the age of 18, they will be notified that there may be further information available from the relevant authority. We use the information you provide to us to: determine your eligibility to register a birth register the birth issue the information as a certificate and prevent fraud.
You can pick up selected certificates at our Chippendale or Parramatta Registry offices, or you can have it sent by registered mail to your home with an optional priority service. Baby's birth weight in grams.
Why it's important When you register your child's birth with us you are officially giving your baby a legal name. Menu Close Menu.
Birth certificates. Maybe Yes this page is useful No this page is not useful. Becoming a parent is an exciting life moment, both for the person giving birth and their respective partner. Print Email this page. Note: Due to continually changing postal services and differing costs the Registry cannot provide advice or arrange for postal services other than the regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.
This does raise hurdles however for both gay males and heterosexual couples who have a child by means of surrogacy.