Re-registration is the creation of a new birth entry to add the natural father's/parent's details, or amend the entry when the parents have married or formed a civil partnership after the birth.
You can only re-register a birth at Solihull Register Office if your child was born in Solihull.
If your child was born in Birmingham and you need to re-register, please contact Birmingham Register Office direct on 0121 675 1000.
Is there a fee?
There is no charge for re-registration, but the usual fee of £11 is charged for any new birth certificates requested.
How do I re-register?
If you were not married to the child’s father at the time of the birth and have later married each other, you are required by law to re-register your child. This will record your child as a child of the marriage.
If the child’s parents are not married to each other, and the father was not included in the original entry, it is possible to re-register the birth to include the natural father’s details. The new birth record will replace the original one.
Although this is not a re-registration the law allows that, if in the first 12 months of your child’s life you decide to give your child a different or additional forename, this can be amended using the relevant form for a non-refundable fee of £40.