You will need to re-register your child's birth if you want to make any of the following changes to their birth certificate:
- add the father's name to the birth certificate
- you have been married
Please complete the following steps:
Download the appropriate application form from the
Once you have completed the form, please choose at which of our registration offices you would like to complete the re-registration.
Please post the forms and any appropriate original documents to that office.
We cannot accept photocopies but you will get all relevant documents back after the re-registration is complete.
You do not need to visit our office in person at this stage because you will not be able to complete the re-registration straight away.
We will check your paperwork and then contact you within a few days to make an appointment for you to visit the office at a later date to complete the re-registration.
Who needs to attend the appointment?
If you are now married, only one parent will need to attend the appointment.
If you are adding the natural father to a birth certificate and you are not married, both parents will need to attend the appointment.