Change a birth certificate

To make a change or a correction to a birth registration and certificate, call us on 0344 800 8020 and you will be directed to the office where the birth was registered if it is open, or a full time office if closed.

Once registration staff know what correction is required they will be able to advise you on what to do next.

Adding father’s details later

If the parents are not married, the mother does not have to have the baby’s father’s details included in the register if she does not wish to.

The mother needs to be very sure about leaving the baby’s father’s details off the register however, as adding his name at a later date requires a further more complicated appointment.

If the mother gets married to the child’s natural father at a later date, the child can be re-registered. Find out about re-registering a birth.