Birth certificate amendments

Re-registration of a birth may be required if there is a need to change the details of the original registration because of a change in circumstances. Corrections may be necessary if a mistake was made on the original registration.

Both are carried out by the Register Office by appointment only.


There are no admin fees for corrections and re-registrations. However, you will need to purchase new certificates.

You can find this and a list of all our fees on the Register Office fees page.

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Within the first year of a child's birth registration, you can change or amend a child's forename. There is an administration fee of £40 for this and an appointment is required. Please contact us for further information. You will also need to purchase new certificates.