Re-registering a birth

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.

Is there a fee?

There is no charge for re-registration, but the usual fee of £4 is charged for any new birth certificates requested.

Following the marriage of the natural parents

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.

Download form to apply for re-registration following parents marriage

Adding the father’s details to the birth record

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.

Download form to apply to add father’s details to the birth record

Can I change the forename(s) of my child?

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.

There are two types of form for this purpose:

Download form certificate of name given in baptism

Download form certificate of name not given in baptism

Once we've received your completed form we'll contact you to obtain the required fee.

Where to send your application

Once completed your application needs to be taken to one of our Solihull Connect walk in centres or posted to:

Solihull Connect at The Core
Theatre Square
Solihull
B91 3RG

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