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Civil Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 1:  Registration of births

Removes the geographic restrictions in relation to the registration of births (including still-births) to enable a birth occurring in Northern Ireland to be registered at any registration office in Northern Ireland. It also removes the requirement imposed on an informant to sign the register and imposes a requirement for information to be given in a particular manner.

It amends the definition of “birth” in Article 2 of the 1976 Order to clarify that a birth means a live or still-birth in Northern Ireland.

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