Every child born in New Brunswick must be registered with the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch within 14 days of the birth. The registration establishes a permanent legal record of the birth event. You must register the birth before you can order a birth certificate.
There is no cost to register.
If you give birth in the hospital…
The New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch is offering a new bundled birth service in all birthing hospitals across the province. You will be given a Registration of Birth Package during your stay in hospital. You must complete the Registration of Birth form contained therein before your baby leaves the hospital. When you complete the Registration of Birth form you can apply for the following services at the same time:
If you do not give birth in the hospital…
If you do not give birth in one of the birthing hospitals, you must still register your baby’s birth with the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch. If your child is one year of age or younger you may still take advantage of the bundled birth service. Please contact the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch at (506) 453-2385 for more information.
If more than a year goes by before a birth registration document is filed with the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch, then: