Re-register a birth

Your child’s birth details must be re-registered with us under two circumstances:

1. The natural parents are now married to each other

Either parent can attend the appointment and they must bring:

2. You want to add the natural father’s details

The birth can only be re-registered if:

  • the mother and father both attend the appointment
  • either parent has obtained a court order naming the father
  • either parent makes a statutory declaration acknowledging parentage of the child

You must bring:

A statutory declaration of parentage must be witnessed by a solicitor or person legally able to witness an oath.

To book an appointment at any of our registration offices in Lincolnshire, call 01522 782244.


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