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Re-register a birth

You need to re-register a birth at the register office where the birth was originally registered. Complete and sign one of the forms below and take it to your appointment along with your original birth certificate. To make an appointment email

Re-register a birth to add the natural father's details

If you aren't married to the natural father and there isn't a father recorded on the register the natural father's details can be added to the registration:

Apply to add natural father's details

Re-register a birth after marriage of natural parents

If you've married the father of your child you can re-register the birth to show this change:

Apply after marriage of natural parents


Re-registering a birth is free however you'll need to pay for new certificates. If you need extra certificates you can purchase full certificates at registration or buy a copy of a certificate after registration.

  • Re-registering a birth - Free
  • Full birth certificate at time of registration - £11
  • Additional birth certificates at time of registration - £11

Plymouth Registration Service no longer accepts cash or cheque payments and can only take payments by card.