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England - How To Add Parents Details to a Birth Record

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Procedure

Both parents should go to the register office to provide the necessary information for the re-registration. If this is not possible, they need to complete the Statutory declaration of acknowledgement of parentage form.



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Required Documents

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  • Residential Proof




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Office Locations & Contacts

For your local register office

http://maps.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/MapAction.do?ref=grolight



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Fees

There is no charge for re-registrations, but if you would like a new birth certificate displaying the changes, you need to buy one.



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Instructions

Adding the natural fathers details
  • If the parents are unmarried and would like the natural fathers details added to the birth record, they need to re-register the birth so that a new birth record can be created to replace the original one.
  • In these circumstances, you will need to complete an application for the re-registration of a childs birth form.
  • Both parents should attend the register office to provide the necessary information for the re-registration. If this is not possible, they also need to complete the Statutory declaration of acknowledgement of parentage form.

The natural parents have married each other since the birth

  • If the natural parents have married each other since the birth, they need to re-register the birth so that a new birth record can be created showing the child as a child of the parents marriage.
  • In these circumstances, you need to complete an Application for re-registration following parents marriage form.

Following a Court issued Declaration of Parentage

  • When a court in England or Wales issues a Declaration of Parentage, a birth can be re-registered to show the findings of the court.
  • A copy of the declaration is sent directly to the General Register Office for the birth to be re-registered. You do not need to do anything.
  • To find out how to apply for a Declaration of Parentage, contact a solicitor or the Chief Clerk at your local Magistrates or County Court.

Getting a new birth certificate

  • There is no charge for re-registrations, but if you would like a new birth certificate displaying the changes, you need to buy one.
  • You can order certificates at the register office you are dealing with, or online.
  • Contact the General Register Office on +44 (0) 300 123 1837 or email: [email protected]



Required Information

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Natural Fathers and Mothers details like name, date and place of birth, occupation
  • Marriage details like date and place of marriage
  • Contact Address
  • Telephone number



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Need for the Document

Your childs birth needs to be re-registered if you wish to add the natural fathers details or if the parents have married each other since the birth.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Your Child birth certificate can be used for all legal purposes and child benefits.



External Links

Directgov - Adding a parents details to a birth record

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Registeringlifeevents/Birthandadoptionrecords/Registeringorchangingabirthrecord/DG_175620

For local register office

http://maps.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/MapAction.do?ref=grolight



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