If you are the natural parents of a child, and you’ve got married since your child's birth, then you can re-register the child's birth to show they are a child of your marriage. The new birth record replaces the original record and future birth certificates are issued from the new record.

It may be possible to make a change to the name of the child when you re-register. If the child is aged 16 years or over, you must have the child's written consent.

Once a new surname has been given in re-registration it cannot be altered back.

Both the natural parents must sign the form. 

A form must be completed for each child with the relevant documentation. The Registrar will then contact you to arrange an appointment.

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