Useful Links, Counselling & Support
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American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks)
Border and Immigration Agency
British Medical Association
Child Support Agency
Citizens Advice Bureau
City Pregnancy Counselling & Psychotherapy
Community Legal Services Direct
Department of Constitutional Affairs
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Family Mediation Scotland
Fathers for Justice
General Register Office
If you wish to obtain a further copy of the birth certificate, this can be bought online, by post or telephone, or through the register office where the birth was registered.
Their website has detailed information on all these topics as well as what happens in cases where fertility treatment or surrogacy is involved, what you should do if the child is born abroad and what you need to do if you wish to change any of the details on the certificate at a later date.
The GRO has a responsibility for England and Wales. There are equivalent offices for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Immigration Advisory Service (IAS)
Click here to find your nearest IAS office