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You can change some information on a birth certificate by re-registering the birth.
You can re-register a child at any age, and this can be done at any register office in England and Wales.
If you need more information please complete the enquiry form.
You can buy a copy of the new registration certificate after it’s been signed.
You can add the natural father’s details later if:
Both parents will need to complete the re-register a birth application form and attend the re-registration appointment.
If the natural parents have married each other since the birth was registered, the birth should be re-registered to accurately record the current legal status of the child.
Both parents will need to complete the re-register a birth application form. You will need to bring a copy of your marriage certificate to the appointment.
You'll need to get the authority to re-register the birth from the General Register Office. You'll have to submit your marriage certificate and the application to re-register a birth with them.