Legislation regarding registering stillbirths
has changed many times over the years. At times, stillborn
babies have been registered as a birth, a death, or both.
- Stillbirths may be registered as a birth or a death,
or both in some instances.
- A stillbirth can only be registered
as a birth. A Death Certificate can not be issued.
|1970 - 1992
- The Registry was prohibited by Legislation from issuing
Birth Certificates for stillborn children. However, in
some cases an index entry (a partial registration) was
made. See below for additional information.
- The Registry is able to register the birth of stillborn
children. Birth Certificates are available by completing
a Birth Certificate Application Form and paying the subscribed
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- In cases where an index entry was made, the Registry
is now able to expand these entries to produce a full Birth
- An index item (which may be a partial registration) will
only be expanded to a full Birth Registration upon the request
of the parents.
- The parent(s) should apply for a Standard Birth Certificate
in the usual manner. You will then be contacted and may
be asked to supply further information.
- The Registry is currently able to register stillbirths
as birth registrations. These registrations will include
a notation of the stillbirth.
- The Registry does not register the stillbirth as a death,
and therefore cannot issue a Death Certificate.
- You may also apply for a Commemorative Birth Certificate
(includes a Standard Birth Certificate) for your stillborn