Every birth must be registered within 15 days of giving birth. Registration must always be done by the legal father and/or the legal mother.

  • You can register your baby at your leisure in our hospital. This will save you a trip to a register office. A Ghent City Council employee is present every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9am to 12.30pm.
  • You can of course also choose to register your baby at the Ghent City Council Register Office (administrative centre South):
    • Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm
    • Tuesday evening from 4.30pm to 7pm
    • Thursday: closed
    • Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm

An appointment is required. This can be done in the following ways: