Newborn Registration Service - Frequently Asked Questions

General Information about Newborn Registration Service

  1. About e-Registration
  2. Things you need to know before you get started

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  1. About e-Registration
  2. The Newborn Registration Service is a fully electronic application for the birth registration of Ontario newborns. The service was made available across Ontario as of July 2009 with the partnership of the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada to improve the quality of services for the public. This partnership results in better customer service, faster processing of applications and improved security and integrity of personal information for Ontario newborns.

  3. Things you need to know before you get started
  4. The Newborn Registration Service takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete all four services.

    To complete the birth registration form, you will need:

    • The child's date of birth
    • The child's first, middle (if applicable) and last names
    • The birth mother's maiden name.
    • The name of the hospital or birthing centre where the birth took place (if applicable)*
    • The name of the person who attended the birth (physician, midwife or other) *
    • The weight of the child*
    • The duration of pregnancy in weeks*

    *If you are unsure about any of this information, refer to the hospital release form given to you after the child's birth for these details.

    NOTE: You can only use this service for up to five children (quintuplets).

    To apply for the child's birth certificate online, you must be a parent named on the birth registration or a legal guardian.

    To apply for Canada Child Benefits online, you must be the mother of the child and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For this service, 'Mother' refers to the child's birth mother.

    To apply for the child's Social insurance Number online, you must be a parent of the child and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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