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Changing a birth record

Correcting a Registration

Before continuing, please be aware that we can only consider for corrections to events that occurred in Tower Hamlets.

Please complete the relevant application form:

Correcting a birth certificate

Please follow the official guidance on how to correct a birth certificate.

Once you’ve read the guidance, please complete the birth entry correction application form.

Correcting a marriage/civil partnership certificate

Please follow the official guidance on how to correct a marriage certificate.

Once you’ve read the guidance, please complete the marriage certificate corrections application form.

You will need to bring your completed form to Tower Hamlets Register Office to make an appointment for your application to be considered.

There is a consideration fee to correct a registration. Please check our fees page for more information.

The consideration fee is payable at the time of your appointment by card. We do not accept cash payments at Tower Hamlets Register Office.

Re-Registration of a birth

Please complete the following relevant form. Please note that we can only re-register births that occurred in Tower Hamlets.

Form for a Re-Registration to add a natural father

Form for a Re-Registration after parent's marriage.

You will need to bring in your completed form to Tower Hamlets Register Office to check, who will then be able to book an appointment for you.

You may find us at Tower Hamlets Register Office, Bromley Public Hall, Bow Road, E3 3AA.

Currently there is no administrative fee; however you will need to purchase a new certificate at £11 for each copy. More information may be found on our fees page.

Name change after registration of a birth

If you wish to change baby’s forename(s), this can be done within the first 12 months of registering the birth. The new birth entry and certificate will contain both the original name and the new name in space 17.

Please note this process cannot be used to change your child’s surname.

New certificates can be purchased at £11 each and there will be a £40 administration fee for this change. More information may be found on our fees page.

We are able to do this for all births that occurred in Tower Hamlets within 12 months of the registration. Please visit: Tower Hamlets Register Office, Bromley Public Hall, Bow Road, E3 3AA.

Please visit the government website for further advice on changing a child's name