You may need to re-register a birth for the following reasons:

  • the natural parents of a child have married each other since the birth occurred
  • only the mother's details were originally entered in the birth register, but now both parents wish to have their details entered
  • the mother has married or formed a civil partnership with the child's second female parent, after the birth has been registered

Applying to re-register a birth

Forms to re-register a birth are available from York Register Office, or any other register office in England and Wales.

There is no charge to re-register a birth. However, you can buy birth certificates showing the re-registration details.

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