Important customer notice

Please note that Tower Hamlets Registration and Citizenship Service now operates an appointment only system. Please telephone our offices on 020 7364 7880 in order to make an appointment. You can make an appointment to register a birth online.

Please also be aware that we operate a cashless office and accept card payments only.  Please note that we are unable to accept American Express/Diners Club and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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 £15 for this and an appointment is required. Please contact us for further information. You will also need to purchase new certificates.

Further information

See our opening hours and accessibility page.

For further information, please contact the Tower Hamlets Register Office or the General Register Office:

Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
Bow Road
E3 3AA

Tel: 020 7364 7880

General Register Office
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Southport, Merseyside

Tel: 0300 123 1837